High School Sports

March 21, 2014

Ex-USC player to coach Lexington

Lexington High has selected Courtney Newton as the girls basketball coach.

Lexington High has selected Courtney Newton as the girls basketball coach.

Newton played basketball at USC under coach Dawn Staley and was a captain of the 2011–2012 team that made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

She owns a share of the school record for 3-point field goal percentage in a game, hitting all five attempts against Georgia on Jan. 27, 2011.

Newton played basketball at Flowery Branch (Ga.) High, and earned a spot on the Georgia All-Star Team her senior year after averaging 24.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Newton, a school counselor at Lexington, earned her bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and her educational specialist degree in counselor education USC.

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