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Posted: January 17, 2012 9:52 p.m.

Alcovy boys end Newton's dominance

Newton's dominance over its fellow county rivals is over - at least this year and at least against Alcovy.

After escaping with a two-point win in triple overtime at the beginning of the season, the Tigers rolled to a convincing 69-45 win to sweep the two games for the first time in school history.

Devon Edwards led all scorers with 19 points while Darrius Mathis had another nice game, finishing with 15. Deondre Butler and Michael Tucker also scored in double digits for the Tigers, finishing with 11 and 10 points respectively.
Justin Thompson paved the way for Newton with 17 points. Stephen Croone scored 14.

The combination of Alcovy's hot shoot couple with Newton's cold hand from the field turned into an insurmountable lead for the Rams in the first-half lead. After Alcovy outscored Newton 18-11 in the opening period, the Tigers blitzed their county rivals 24-8 in the second.

Things didn't improve much for Newton from the field in the third quarter and Alcovy maintained its double-digit lead. Alcovy cooled off in the fourth, going just 3-for-16 from the field but they shot 44 percent for the game versus Newton 28 percent.

The Tigers also won the battle on the glass. Alcovy outrebounded the Rams 44-20 and held a 16-7 advantage in offensive rebounding.

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