from staff reports
The Meridian Star
The Laurel Christian boys’ basketball team used a consistent scoring effort and big fourth quarter to over run the Newton County Academy Generals, 59-36, on Monday night.
The Lions took a six-point lead into half time, 26-20 and doubled NCA’s second half output, 33-16 in the win.
The Generals (0-1) were lead by Chance Collins and Nate Johnson (five rebounds) each with 11 points. Collins added seven rebounds and four steals.
Ethan Parker grabbed 10 boards for NCA.
Laurel (2-0) was led by two double-digit scorers — John Walters with 20 and Malik Jackson with 10.
All four NCA teams will be in action on Tuesday night. The junior high girls’ will take the court at 4 p.m. followed by the junior high boys, varsity girls and varsity boys as previous games end.