Seventh grade boys split,eighth grade falls twice


Seventh-grade boys

Newton B 44, Maize South 25

Hutchinson 37, Newton B 25

HUTCHINSON — The Newton middle schools seventh-grade boys’ B basketball team took second Saturday at a tournament in Hutchinson.

Newton beat Maize South in the semifinals 44-25. In the finals, Newton fell to Hutchinson 37-25.

“In the first game, we shot the ball really well,” Newton coach James Wiens said. “We got the ball up the floor for some easy opportunities. In the second game, we let their defensive pressure hurt us. We made a good comeback in the fourth quarter.”

Newton improves to 6-3.

vs. Maize South

NEWTON — Marshall 1, Preston 2, Payne 7, Dueksen 2, Attebery 9, Ford 2, Vogt 6, Bettenbrock 9, Melbourne 7.

Newton 16 6 17 5 —44

Maize So. 7 6 8 4 —25

vs. Hutchinson

NEWTON — Marshall 2, Preston 2, Johns 2, Duerksen 6, Ford 7, Bettenbrock 4, Melbourne 2.

Newton 4 2 7 12 —25

Hutchinson 14 8 9 6 —37

Maize South 39, Newton 29

Newton B 50, Maize South 25

The Newton middle schools seventh-grade boys’ basketball teams split a pair of games Tuesday against Maize South.

The A team lost 39-29. The B team won 50-25.

“We fell behind early in the A game and had to play catch-up,” Newton coach James Wiens said. “After being down 24-13 at halftime, we did a better job attacking the basket, getting the ball inside and creating some turnovers with our defense. The B team was great today — lots of layups, scored a lot of points, rebounded well.”

The A team fell to 4-5.

A game

NEWTON — Drinnen 5, Carlgren 3, Morrison 7, Martens 4, Bettenbrock 10.

Maize So. 10 14 8 7 —39

Newton 5 8 14 2 —29

B game

NEWTON — Marshal 2, Preston 5, Payne 6, Willis 2, Johns 2, Duerksen 2, Attebery 3, Ford 1, Bettenbrock 12, Melbourne 10, Carlgrem 5.

Maize So. 7 6 3 9 —25

Newton 18 12 10 10 —50

Eighth-grade boys

Maize South 43, Newton A 38

Maize South 37, Newton B 29

The Newton middle schools eighth-grade boys’ basketball teams dropped a pair of games to Maize South.

The A team lost 43-38. The B team lost 37-29.

“We started out slow, getting outscored 11-6 in the first quarter,” Newton coach Bob Graber said of the A game. “But we fought back to tie the score at 25-25 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, we let the pressure of the game handle us instead of handling the pressure. ... We are at the ‘top of the hill,’ so to speak, and just can’t quite get over the top yet.

“(The B team) started and ended the game slow. Our inside game was non-existent. Our posts didn’t step up and play well. We were two points down going into the fourth quarter but couldn’t stay with them.”

A game

NEWTON — Walker 9, Palmer 7, Garnica 6, Pauls 6, Krogmeier 5, Kreider 5.

Newton 6 9 10 13 —38

Maize So. 11 7 7 18 —43

B game

NEWTON — Woodward 10, Turner 6, Jantz 5, Porter 3, Ramos-Thaw 3, Dick 2.

Newton 4 9 6 10 —29

Maize So. 10 4 7 16 —37