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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Turnovers hamper Railer boys

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  • HUTCHINSON — Too many turnovers and not enough rebounds proved to be the undoing for the Newton High School boys’ basketball team in a 59-45 loss to Hutchinson Tuesday at the Salt Hawk Activity Center.?The Railers had 20 turnovers and went 16 of 40 from the field, three of 14 in the fourth quarter.?“Their physicalness and quickness got to us,” Newton coach Don Cameron said. “What disappointed me was the initial part of the game, we had some guys really bother us. We just took it coming out of the shoot. We have to get better at handling the ball against guys who bump us and get in our face. At times, when we settled down and ran our offense, we scored. We were in and out. When we in our offense, we did fine. When we were distracted, we didn’t.”?Hutchinson, 3-4 overall and 3-2 in AV-CTL I play, was led by Trevor Turner with 15 points.?Newton was led by Grant Walker with 12 points.?Tied 8-8, the Railers gave up a 13-3 run, but scored made a 7-0 run in the final minute of the first quarter to pull within three, 21-18.?Nine Railer turnovers in the second quarter allowed Hutchinson to outscore the Railers 10-4 in the second quarter, leading 31-22.?Newton gave up the first five points of the third quarter. Hutchinson was just one of five from the line in that span. Newton started hitting from outside and was able to get within 11. A Lane Pauls trey at the buzzer got Newton back within nine, 45-36.?Newton missed a couple chances to get closer early in the fourth quarter. Hutchinson replied with a 10-0 run. Newton missed its first 11 shots from the field in the fourth quarter. Gunar Drinnen broke the run with a pair of free throws with 2:25 remaining. Pauls hit the Railers’ first shot from the field in the fourth quarter, a trey with 1:44 remaining.?Newton falls to 3-5, 2-3 in AV-CTL I play. Newton plays host Dodge City at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the opening round of the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. The tournament has moved from the Dodge City Civic Center to the United Wireless Arena, located next to the Boot Hill Casino on the west side of town.?“There are five undefeated teams,” Cameron said. “Dodge City has two losses. Buhler has seven losses. South is one and something. It will be exciting. The kids are looking forward to it.”NEWTON (3-5, 2-3 AV-CTL I) — Krogmeier 0 (2) 0-0 4, 6; Morrison 0 0-0 4, 0; Drinnen 1 (1) 3-4 1, 8; Walker 2 (2) 2-4 2, 12; Carlgren 1 0-0 0, 2; J.Kingsley 1 (1) 0-0 2, 5; Downey 2 0-0 0, 4; Pauls 0 (2) 0-0 1, 6; Robinson 1 0-0 1, 2; Lehman 0 0-0 2, 0; TOTALS 8 (8) 5-8 17, 45.?HUTCHINSON (3-4, 3-2 AV-CTL I) — Higgins 1 (2) 1-2 2, 9; Arnold 0 0-0 0, 0; Parra 4 0-1 1, 8; Wells 2 0-0 0, 4; Slaton 0 0-0 0, 0; Grissom 0 4-4 2, 4; C.Turner 1 (1) 3-8 4, 8; Flores 0 (1) 0-0 0, 3; T.Turner 5 (1) 2-4 2, 15; Dower 4 0-0 2, 8; Hilst 0 0-0 0, 0; Ackley 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 17 (5) 10-19 14, 59.?Newton 18 4 14 11 —45?Hutch. 21 10 14 14 —59   

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