Mississippi High School Basketball - Florence fells Newton CountyJanuary 12, 2021: Decatur, MS 39327
Florence Eagles (Florence, MS) backers were in high spirits Tuesday as they witnessed their basketball squad thwart the host Newton County Cougars (Decatur, MS), 43-33 in a league bout.
With the win, Florence upgrades its record to 11-5 on the season. The Eagles travel to Mendenhall (Mendenhall, MS) to play the Tigers in a 4A Region 5 bout on Friday, January 15. The Tigers go into the bout with a record of 1-8. Mendenhall lost 55-39 in their recent league bout against Quitman (Quitman, MS)
Next up, the Cougars play the Richland Rangers (Richland, MS) in a 4A Region 5 bout, on Friday, January 15. Newton County will attempt to upgrade on its 3-5 season record. The Rangers go into the bout with a 0-9 record after their 62-12 league loss to Quitman (Quitman, MS).