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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer boys stay close for 3 1/2 quarters

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  • The Newton High School boys’ basketball team traded punches with the fourth-ranked (KBCA, Class 5A) Goddard Eisenhower Tigers for about 28 of 32 minutes, but too many fouls called against the Railers proved too costly in a 66-49 Railer loss. Newton outscored Eisenhower 45-40 from the field, but the Tigers outscored Newton 26-4 from the line. “Our kids fought,” Newton coach Don Cameron said. “What really hurt us was turnovers, free throws and missed layups. We got beat by not scoring on two of the easiest shots — free throws and layups. I understand sometimes about not scoring on layups, but we missed on some easy one. Their size hurt us. We were four for 10 from the free throw line. You have to hit those. At times, we played really well. We got to the basket — not always easily — but we got the basket. Our defense did a very good job for 70 percent of the game.” Newton did hit nine 3-pointers Eisenhower, 15-1, was led by Trevon Evans with 20 points, hitting nine of 11 free throws. Daniel Southworth hit seven of eight free throws en route to 11 points. Masen Allen added 10 points. Newton, 4-12, was led by Gunar Drinnen with 14 points. The game was even throughout the first quarter. Newton edged to a 12-9 lead at the end of the period. Newton scored first in the second quarter on a Braeden Morrison shot, but Eisenhower came back with a 9-0 aided by Railer turnovers and fouls. Lane Pauls hit a trey with 2:54 left in the half to get Newton back within one. Eisenhower pushed back out by seven. A pair of Morrison free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the half got the Railers back within five 24-19. Newton missed a chance to get closer. Evans was called for a technical foul on a slam dunk for hanging on the rim. Newton missed both free throws and failed to score on the possession. Newton had eight turnovers in the second quarter. Eisenhower opened the third quarter with three of four free throws and a putback, all by Allen. Newton replied with a 9-2 run on three treys. Eisenhower took advantage of turnovers to get back out by as many as 10. Newton cut the lead to six on a pair of free throws and a jumper by Drinnen. Eisenhower led by eight at the end of the quarter, 42-34. Newton opened the fourth quarter with a Josh Carlgren trey. A Jack Kingsley trey kept Newton within five with 6:27 in regulation, but Eisenhower came back with a 9-0 run. The Tigers put the game away at the line. Newton was called for two intetional fouls in the remaining time. Newton plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Campus. The Railers beat the Colts 95-40 in the first meeting between the two teams. “They will be waiting for us,” Cameron said. “Our kids need to understand that. This will not be the same team we faced before Christmas.”
    Page 2 of 2 - GODDARD EISENHOWER (15-1) — Evans 4 (1) 9-11 3, 20; Jones 0 1-2 0, 1; Ndeti 0 0-0 0, 0; Kuhn 1 0-0 1, 2; Southworth 2 7-8 3, 11; Strunk 3 2-4 0, 8; Stemple 0 (3) 0-0 1, 9; Sondrol 0 0-0 1, 0; Salmon 0 0-0 2, 0; Allen 1 3-4 1, 5; Morris 3 4-4 0, 10; TOTALS 14 (4) 26-33 12, 66. NEWTON (4-12) — Krogmeier 0 (1) 0-0 4, 3; Wright 1 0-0 2, 2; Morrison 2 2-2 3, 6; Drinnen 3 (2) 2-2 0, 14; Walker 0 (2) 0-0 4, 6; Carlgren 1 (2) 0-2 3, 8; J.Kingsley 0 (1) 0-0 3, 3; Downey 0 0-0 0, 0; Pauls 2 (1) 0-2 2, 7; Robinson 0 0-2 0, 0; Hall 0 0-0 0, 0; Turner 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 9 (9) 4-10 21, 49. G.Eisen. 9 15 18 24 —66 Newton 12 7 15 15 —49 Technical foul — GE: Evans.
     
     
     

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