Dillon Kelty (11) knocks down a jumper against Long.

The New Brockton Gamecocks (0-3) dropped a trio of games last week against GW Long, Ariton and Houston Academy.

New Brockton started the week off with a 59-29 home loss to the GW Long Rebels on Nov. 17. Long jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the first quarter and eventually took a 29-7 lead into halftime.

Long outscored New Brockton 22-15 in the third quarter and 8-7 in the fourth quarter to pickup the 59-29 win.

The Gamecocks shot 21.7 percent from the field, while Long was 38.5 percent shooting. Long also outrebounded New Brockton 39-37 and stole the ball from the Gamecocks 15 times.

New Brockton was led by senior Damarion Holt with 20 points, while Dillon Kelty pitched in with five points and seven rebounds. Karyus McNabb grabbed 10 rebounds. Long was led by Avery Roberts with 25 points, six rebounds and four steals.

New Brockton traveled to Ariton on Nov. 19 and lost 70-44 after a dominating second half for the Purple Cats.

New Brockton and Ariton were knotted up 15-15 going into the second quarter when Ariton was able to take some control over the game and outscore the Gamecocks 19-6 in the period. Ariton took a 34-21 lead into halftime.

Ariton took complete control in the third quarter, outscoring New Brockton 26-6 in the quarter, and took a 60-27 lead into the final period. In the fourth quarter, the Gamecocks outscored the Purple Cats 17-10 but it wasn’t enough as Ariton held on to the 70-44 win.

Ariton shot 52.6 percent from the field in its win, while New Brockton again struggled shooting 31.3 percent.

New Brockton was also outrebounded 41-25 and the Purple Cats scored 40 points in the paint compared to just eight for New Brockton.

Holt led New Brockton again with 25 points, four assists and three steals, while Brandon Johnson scored eight points, dished three assists and grabbed four rebounds.

Kelty scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds and Matthew Smith chipped in with six points and four rebounds with two steals.

Ariton had four players in double digits with Hayes Floyd leading the way with 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals. Ian Senn scored 12 points and dished four assists with three rebounds and five steals.

Isaiah Johnson scored 11 points and Landon Tyler scored 10 points with seven rebounds and five assists.

The Gamecocks fell to Houston Academy 63-36 on Nov. 20. Houston Academy jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Holt led New Brockton with 18 point, three assists and three steals, while Brandon Johnson scored seven points and dished three assists in the loss.

A fourth planned game for last week, against Elba, was cancelled due to COVID-19 related issues in the Elba basketball program.

New Brockton will take off the rest of November before returning to play against Zion Chapel on Dec. 1.

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