Newton Girls upend New Site to advance to the 2A Final Four

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NEWTON, Miss. -- For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Newton Lady Tigers will play in the 2A Final Four at the MIssissippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Perry Fletcher's team took down New Site in the 2A Quarterfinals on Thursday, 60-41. The win moves Newton to 27-2 on the season. The Tigers were in control of the game most of the night, leading the Royals by as much as 19 late in the third quarter. Fletcher is now 50-7 in his two seasons at Newton.

Newton has now won 15 games in a row. The Tigers will face the Puckett Wolves in the second 2A semifinal game at the Mississippi Coliseum on Tuesday. The game will be at 10:30 a.m.