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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer boys fall to Panthers on the road

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  • DERBY — The Newton High School boys’ basketball team stayed close with the fifth-ranked (KBCA, Class 6A) Derby Panthers, but too many turnovers allowed Derby to pull away for a 54-46 win Friday in AV-CTL I play in Derby. Newton outscored Derby from the field 44-41, but the Panthers held a 13-2 edge from the free throw line. “I hate to lose games on the scoreboard, but our guys did a lot of good things today,” Newton coach Don Cameron said. “We were down late, but we got it to within five. We could have gotten closer. Gunnar Drinnen had a good game. Grant Walker was a floor general for us. Josh Carlgren was solid. Jack Kingsley played well. That team is ranked whatever they are in 6A. They had their big gun back, and we never shied away from them. “We fought hard today.” Newton’s most glaring weakness was turnovers. The Railers had 17 to nine for the Panthers. “A lot of those were from weak passes,” Cameron said. “We have to be a lot stronger with our passes. We needed to attack their press.” Taylor Schieber led the Panthers with 23 points, hitting nine of 10 free throws. Tyler Chambers added 10. Newton was led by Walker with 15 points, hitting five of seven 3-point shots. Drinnen had 12 points. Another bright spot for the Railers was reserve post Sam Lehman, who came off the bench to score six points with three blocked shots. “He’s going to get a lot more of those,” Cameron said. “He has such long arms. He had a very good game today.” Newton led 9-6 early, as Derby went with an all-senior starting lineup. The Panthers then put in their regular starters and made a 15-6 run. Newton got back within three at the end of the period, 21-18. Newton held Derby scoreless for the first four minutes of the second quarter, going on a 6-0 run. Derby replied with an 8-2 run to lead 29-26 at the half. Schieber scored all eight points. Newton was 10 of 21 shooting in the first half. Derby was 11 of 22. Derby opened the third quarter with a 11-3 run. Carlgren broke the run with a layup with 24.4 seconds left in the period. Carlgren missed a free throw on the play. Derby answered with one of two free throws to lead 41-31 at the end of the quarter. Derby opened the fourth quarter with a three-point play by Schieber. Newton came back with an 8-2 run to get within seven. After two free throws misses by Derby, Lehman hit a layup with a minute remaining in regulation to get back within five. Derby hit one of two free throws with 39.7 seconds remaining. Schieber hit two free throws with 12.1 seconds to close out the scoring. Newton, 5-13 overall and 3-7 in AV-CTL I play, hosts Hutchinson at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for senior night. “Hutchinson has a lot fine athletes,” Cameron said. “They have some very physical athletes. We are going to have to handle their physical play.”
    Page 2 of 2 - NEWTON (5-13, 3-7 AV-CTL I) — Krogmeier 1 0-0 4, 2; Morrison 0 0-0 1, 0; Drinnen 3 (2) 0-0 2, 12; Walker 0 (5) 0-0 4, 15; Carlgren 1 0-1 0, 2; J.Kingsley 1 (1) 0-0 2, 5; Downey 1 2-2 1, 4; Pauls 0 0-0 0, 0; Robinson 0 0-0 0, 0; Lehman 3 0-0 2, 6; TOTALS 10 (8) 2-3 16, 46. DERBY (15-3, 10-1 AV-CTL I) — Thies 0 0-0 1, 0; Rogers 0 0-0 0, 0; Hunter 1 (2) 0-0 2, 8; Swink 0 0-0 0, 0; Jones 0 0-0 0, 0; Conley 0 0-1 3, 0; Schieber 7 9-10 1, 23; Osborn 0 0-0 1, 0; Chambers 3 (1) 1-1 1, 10; Ray 3 1-3 1, 7; Dunham 2 2-4 0, 6; TOTALS 16 (3) 13-17 10, 57. Newton 18 8 5 15 —46 Derby 21 8 12 13 —54
     
     
     

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