Davin White scored 21 points as the Spalding High boys team surged in the second half to run its win streak to six games Tuesday night with a 58-54 home victory against winless Newnan.
“Even though Newnan is struggling, it’s always good to beat a Class AAAAA team,” said veteran Spalding High boys coach Cecil Spear.
Class AAA Spalding (6-2 overall, 3-2 Region 4-AAA) hasn’t lost since falling in back-to-back region games to co-second-place Stockbridge and Henry County to start the season. Meanwhile, Newnan’s smallest margin of defeat — four points — came Tuesday night as the Cougars (0-7 overall, 0-3 Region 2-AAAAA) head to the post Christmas break still looking for their first victory.
Newnan controlled the tempo throughout the early going Tuesday, leading Spalding 17-7 at the end of the first quarter and 32-20 at the half. Spalding, however, outscored Newnan 23-10 in the third quarter to hold a 43-42 edge heading into the fourth quarter where they outscored the Cougars 15-12 for the victory.
“We got down early, but we put more pressure on Newton in the second half and go the lead,” said Spear, in his sixth season as Spalding.
Rounding out Spalding’s top scorers were Markee Dickerson with 12 points and Chris Mayes with 9.
The Jags go in search of win No. 7 when they resume play after Christmas against Central Macon 5:30 p.m., Dec. 29 in the Crawford County Holiday Tournament in Roberta, Ga., which concludes Dec. 30.