“The Hounds are headed in the right direction,” comments Head Greyhound Basketball Coach Brandon Gates.
The Hounds head into Thanksgiving break with two wins. The first win was against Rivercrest at home on Tuesday, November 17. The Hounds beat Rivercrest 52-41. The Greyhounds shot 16 points in the first quarter, including six points by senior Jairus Dean, four points by senior Kylan Walls, and six points by Senior Woods, and another five points by senior Omar King.
The Hounds did not score in the second quarter of play but returned after halftime and added 31 points in the third quarter. King would lead that quarter with nine points, followed by Walls with eight points, junior Jaxson Gates with six points, Woods with four points, and Dean and Frazier two points each. Newport did not score in the fourth quarter.
The Hounds hosted the Wynne Yellowjackets on Thursday, November 19 for another win that week, 64-59. The Hounds put up 14 points in the first quarter, led by Walls with nine points, King and Johnson with two each and Dean with one.
The Hound score continued to rise in the second quarter with another 18 points. The leaders that quarter were cousins Dean and Walls with six points each, followed by King with four and Johnson two points. After halftime, the Hounds added 15 points in the third quarter, Dean made eight points, Walls added three and Woods and King added two each. Woods added five points in the fourth quarter, along with Walls and Johnson four points each and two by King to secure the win.