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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer girls take down South

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  • The Newton High School girls basketball took leads, endured comebacks and took leads again before putting away Salina South 41-29 Tuesday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Ravenscroft Gym.
    Newton improves to 3-2, 1-1 in AV-CTL I play. South falls to 0-3, 0-1 in the division.
    "That was ugly," Newton coach Randy Jordan said. "We weren't communicating. We were changing up defenses and not talking to each other. We'd have three in a zone and two in a man — and we didn't call the triangle-and-two. We'd call a time out and talk about it, then we'd go out and do it again."
    Hannah Carlgren scored 13 points for Newton, followed by Taylor Stahly with 11.
    "Hannah Carlgren hit some big shots down the stretch," Jordan said. "Logan Porter is getting stronger and hit some free throws for us. We were pretty balanced. They were face guarding Taylor. We tried to so some things, set some screens, to set up some people inside."
    Emilee Holloway led 0-3 South with 18 points.
    Despite seven turnovers in the first period, the Railers jumped out 11-3 in the first quarter.
    South scored the first basket of the second quarter, a layup in transition. Newton countered with a Stahly trey to lead by nine. Another Stahly trey put the Railers up by 10 with 4:01 remaining in the half. South came back with an 8-0 run, capped by an Emilee Holloway trey. Newton failed to score in the remaining time, leading just 17-15 at the half.
    "A lot of the turnovers were bad passes," Jordan said. "We'd try to run high-low, and we'd hold the ball too long. We'd pass it to the wrong place. We just weren't on the same page."
    Newton opened the second half with one of two Logan Porter free throws. South then tied the game on a Teryn Holloway trey. Newton replied with a layup by Megan Akers and a Hannah Carlgren jumper. South got back within two at the end of the period, 22-20.
    South opened the fourth quarter with a layup to tie the game. Newton came back with a Carlgren layup and a a pair of Stahly free throws. A Carlgren jumper with 3:59 remaining in regulation put Newton up by six. Jacque Anderson followed with one of two free throws 29 seconds later. A pair of Porter free throws, one of two Anderson free throws and a Porter outback on the miss put Newton up by 10 with 1:35 remaining.
    "I've never looked forward to Christmas practices than I have this year," Jordan said. "We're going to be working on a lot of things to shore up both our offense and defense. When we get our defense down, we're going to be very hard to beat."
    Page 2 of 2 - Newton is off until Jan. 7, when the Railers play at Campus.
    "Campus is a very improved team this year," Jordan said. "They didn't lose many player from last year. They beat Derby, so we will have to be ready for them."
    SALINA SOUTH (0-3, 0-1 AV-CTL I) — T.Holloway 0 (1) 0-0 4, 3; Hogan 2 0-0 3, 4; Isaacson 0 0-0 0, 0; E.Holloway 4 (2) 4-5 4, 18; Giroux 0 0-0 1, 0; Roets 0 0-0 0, 0; Thompson 0 0-0 0, 0; Kirby 0 0-0 1, 0; Huffman 2 0-0 3, 4; Mitchell 0 0-0 3, 0; Mahoney 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 8 (3) 4-5 19, 29..
    NEWTON (3-2, 1-1 AV-CTL I) — Porter 1 3-4 2, 5; Anderson 0 2-4 3, 2; Boston 0 4-6 2, 4; Stahly 0 (3) 2-2 1, 11; Bartel 0 0-0 1, 0; Saenz 0 0-0 1, 0; Carlgren 5 3-4 1, 13; Roberts 0 2-2 1, 2; Akers 2 0-0 2, 4; Thieszen 0 0-0 0, 0; TOTALS 8 (3) 16-22 14, 41.
    S.South 3 12 5 9 —29
    Newton 11 6 5 19 —41
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