WESTWEGO – It was a case of too much size and too much skill.

Newton High of Covington, Georgia pulled away in the second half to a 77-53 victory in the opening round of the Boys National Bracket at the 11th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center Thursday afternoon.

With three juniors, all major college commits, the Rams jumped out quickly, taking a 9-0 lead before the Patriots settled in and Newton led 18-12 after one quarter.

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