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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Railer boys fall to Derby

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  • The Derby High School boys' basketball team looked more like a hockey or football team, beating up the Newton Railers for a 58-49 win Friday in Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division I play at Ravenscroft Gym.
    The Railer loss snaps a three-game winning streak, dropping the Railers to 4-3, 2-2 in AV-CTL I play. Derby improves to 5-3, 3-1 in division play.
    "They scored on turnovers and they scored on offensive boards," Newton coach Don Cameron said. "My guess is if we take care of that, it's a different game. I couldn't tell you how many rebounds we gave up. I'm going right to the film. We didn't rebound well at Campus. It was very physical. We just have to find a way. We coaches have to find a way to get the kids to box out. Jack Kingsley had a super game boxing out. He probably led us in rebounds."
    Newton was 20 of 27 free throw shooting in the game, while Derby was 17 of 20. Newton had 18 turnovers, 11 in the second half. Derby had just 11 turnovers, eight in the second half. The Railers were 13 of 28 shooting. Derby was 19 of 43 shooting.
    James Conley and Jeremy Dunham each had 15 points for the Panthers. Keaton Steadman added 10 points.
    Tevin Berry came off the bench to score 13 points for the Railers.
    Railer turnovers allowed Derby to jump out to a 6-0 lead early. A Nyjee Wright putback with five seconds left in the period put Derby ahead 17-9. Fouls were 8-1 against Derby in the first period, put the Panthers were hitting the Railers hard in the quarter.
    Newton was held to one field goal in the period.
    Down 24-11 two minutes into the second quarter, Newton made a 12-4 run to cut the Panther lead to five at the half, 28-23.
    Newton scored first in the second half to draw within three, but fell behind by as many as nine. The Railers again fought back to within three. Dunham hit four of four free throws in the final minute of the quarter to put Derby up by seven, 44-37.
    Newton trailed by as many as eight in the fourth quarter and drew no closer than five. Derby was able to keep the Railers at bay late in the game from the line.
    Newton hosts Hutchinson at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Railers' final game before the Bluestem Classic in El Dorado. Hutchinson is 2-5, falling to McPherson 59-32 Thursday on the road.
    "It's going to be more of the same," Cameron said. "They are physical and quick. Our guys are going to get better."
    DERBY (5-3, 3-1 AV-CTL I) — Green 0 0-0 0, 0; Wright 1 2-3 2, 4; Steadman 0 (3) 1-2 1, 10; Mark 0 0-0 0, 0; Conley 6 3-3 4, 15; Banks 0 0-0 0, 0; Dunham 4 7-8 4, 15; Beal 1 2-2 3, 4; Mitchell 3 2-2 5, 8; I.Robinson 1 0-0 2, 2; TOTALS 16 (3) 17-20 22, 58.
    Page 2 of 2 - NEWTON (4-3, 2-2 AV-CTL I) — R.Kingsley 1 (1) 2-2 1, 7; J.Kingsley 1 2-2 2, 4; Drinnen 1 4-4 3, 6; Carlgren 1 2-4 1, 4; Berry 1 (2) 5-6 3, 13; Downey 1 0-0 0, 2; J.Robinson 1 4-7 3, 6; Lehman 3 1-2 2, 7; TOTALS 10 (3) 20-27 15, 49.
    Derby 17 11 16 14 —58
    Newton 9 14 14 12 —49
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