Malik Newman scores 35 points in season opener — Cuse Clicks

Malik Newman baffled St. Martin with his offensive game all night, but it was a heads-up defensive play that lifted top-ranked Callaway to victory on Saturday night. With 29.5 seconds to play and the Chargers up by three, Dontelius Ross missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and St. Martin’s Ed Simpson got the rebound. The Yellow Jackets started working the ball down court, but Callaway’s Keigan Haley tipped the ball to Newman for a game-deciding turnover. The Chargers — who have won four of the last five state championships in their classification — then scored the game’s final six points to win 71-62. Newman, rated the No. 1 junior in the country by Rivals.com, scored 35 points, including 23 in the second half.

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Wes Cheng

About Wes Cheng

Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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