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Posted: January 17, 2014 3:09 p.m.

Newton Athlete of the Week: Booker

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Newton wing Mercedes Booker has been named Rams Athlete of the Week after scoring 10 points to help the Rams defeat Druid Hills Tuesday night.

After pacing the Lady Rams with 10 points in its 51-19 victory over Druid Hills Tuesday night, Newton senior Mercedes Booker has been named the Newton Athlete of the Week.

Booker led a balanced scoring effort against the Lady Red Devils, helping Newton to its sixth region victory of the season.

The Lady Rams lead Region 2-AAAAAA with an unblemished 6-0 record.

Booker also helped the Lady Rams down rival Rockdale County this past weekend, converting a late layup against the Lady Bulldogs in Newton's 56-45 win.

Booker has helped Newton win its last three games during a three-game home stand.

Booker and the Lady Rams return to action tonight in region play at home against Lovejoy.

Game time is set for 6 p.m.

Newton will be off for a week after taking on the Wildcats tonight and will return to action against region rival Alcovy on Jan. 24

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