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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Derby rallies in second half to stop Newton

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  • The Newton High School boys’ basketball team played a stellar first half Friday against sixth-ranked (KBCA, Class 6A) Derby in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Ravenscroft Gym. In the second half, the Panthers started hitting from the field and the Railers went cold, leading to a 56-46 Derby win. Derby improves to 7-0, 5-0 in AV-CTL I play. Newton falls to 3-4, 2-2 in AV-CTL I play. Newton was five of 20 shooting in the second half. Derby was 12 of 20 in the second half, finishing 24 of 48. “We came out in the second half and we didn’t attack,” Newton coach Don Cameron said. “We didn’t attack the glass. Derby’s too good a team not to do that. You’ve got to play four quarters. The first half, the kids did a lot of nice things.” Newton faces Derby at least one more time this season, and possibly two, as both teams compete in the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. “The schedule doesn’t get any easier from here,” Cameron said. “Derby may not be the best team at the TOC.” Jeremy Dunham led Derby with 13 points. Josiah Ray added 10 points. Newton was led by Austin Krogmeier with 11 points and Grant Walker with 10. Both teams had balanced scoring. “In the first half, we did a pretty good job of boxing out, which we have to do,” Cameron said. “For the game, we were not that efficient. We were probably 20 to 25 percent efficient boxing out. We let them get in the lane too easy with dribble-penetration. We did take a lot of charges. ... Our kids gave a good effort. In the second half, the effort was there, we just weren’t as sharp.” Newton hit its first three shots of the game, including a pair of treys, to take an 8-4 lead. Derby ended the period on a 12-3 run to lead 14-11. The Railers again opened up from the outside in the second quarter to lead by as many as 10 late in the period. A Tyler Chambers layup off a steal at the buzzer cut the Railer lead to eight, 32-24. Newton led by as many as 11 early in the third quarter. Derby replied with a 12-0 run. A trey by Zach Osborn at the buzzer put Derby up 43-39. Derby scored the first basket of the fourth quarter to spark a 9-0 lead and put the Panthers up by 13. Josh Carlgren broke the run with a layup with 2:15 remaining. Carlgren missed a free throw on the play. Newton plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchinson, which is 2-5 after a two-point loss to Wichita Heights Friday at Koch Arena. “We can’t let their physical play intimidate us,” Cameron said. “They are quick and they are physical.”DERBY (7-0, 5-0 AV-CTL I) — Thies 0 0-0 2, 0; Rogers 1 0-0 1, 2; Dunham 6 1-1 1, 13; Conley 3 0-0 2, 6; Hunter 1 (1) 3-4 1, 8; Swink 0 0-0 0, 0; Osborn 2 (1) 1-3 4, 8; Chambers 3 (1) 0-1 1, 9; Ray 5 0-0 1, 10; TOTALS 21 (3) 5-9 13, 56. NEWTON (3-4, 2-2 AV-CTL I) — Krogmeier 4 (1) 0-0 2, 11; Morrison 0 (1) 1-2 2, 4; Drinnen 3 (1) 0-0 2, 9; Walker 1 (2) 2-2 0, 10; Carlgren 2 0-1 3, 4; J.Kingsley 1 (2) 0-0 3, 8; Pauls 0 0-0 0, 0; Robinson 0 0-0 0, 0; Lehman 0 0-0 0, 0; Downey 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 11 (7) 3-5 12, 46. Derby 14 10 19 13 —56 Newton 11 21 7 7 —46   

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