MAIZE — The hopes for an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I title for the Newton High School girls’ basketball team were dashed in a 40-37 loss to Maize Friday night in the regular-season finale in Maize.?Maize wins the league title at 11-1, 17-2 overall. Newton falls to 16-4, 9-3 in AV-CTL I play. Maize sweeps the season series, winning the first meeting between the two teams in overtime.?Maize is ranked first in the Class 6A coaches poll, while Newton is third in Class 5A.?Scoring details were not reported at press time.?Newton opens Class 5A sub-state play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at home against Liberal. The finals at Friday at the highest seed.