EL DORADO The Newton High School boys' basketball team led from start to finish, stopping Wichita Trinity Academy 53-34 Saturday in the consolation finals of the Bluestem Classic in El Dorado.

Newton held the 7-5 Knights to three field goals in the first half. Newton hit 23 of 35 from the field for 66 percent. Most of the Railers' shots came from inside as Newton dominated the paint.

"That was a nice win," Newton coach Don Cameron said. "I'm really proud of the kids. I'm happy with the way they executed. They are a 4A team, but they were a ranked 4A team. Our guys stayed the course with what we talked about doing the game plan. We didn't shoot a lot of outside shooting. I think we only shot about four (3-pointers). We rebounded better on the offensive boards. We played great team defense."

Sam Lehman led the 6-5 Railers for the third straight night, scoring 17 points. The rest of the Railer offense was balanced, but forwards Josh Robinson and Brendan Downey combined for 14, all on layups or short jumpers.

"The bench played really well," Cameron said. "Brendan, Josh (Carlgren) and Riley (Kingsley) all hustled out there. Josh Robinson played solid in the post passing and rebounding. Tevin (Berry) keeps coming along at point guard. People have to realize point guard isn't all about dribbling."

Jacob Johnson and Matt Jones each scored nine points to lead the Knights.

Newton jumped to a 13-1 lead in the first quarter as Trinity missed all eight attempts from the field.

Trinity's first field goal was a Matt Jones trey with about five minutes remaining in the first half. Newton struggled with turnovers in the second quarter, allowing the Knights to get within 11 at the end of the quarter, 23-12.

Newton finished the half 11 of 18 shooting, but had 10 turnovers in the half. Trinity was three of 21 shooting, two of 11 from 3-point range.

Newton opened the third quarter with an 8-2 run. Trinity drew within 11, missing chances to get closer. Newton then pulled back out by as many as 17. Newton led by 15 at the end of the period, 39-24.

Riley Kingsley opened the fourth quarter with a three-point play. He then followed with a pair of free throws and a trey to put the Railers up by 21.

Newton gets a day off, then hosts Valley Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Hornets are 4-7 after finishing fourth at their own tournament, falling to Olathe Northwest 41-30 in the third-place game.

"Valley Center beat Garden City Thursday night, and Garden City isn't bad," Cameron said. "We saw Garden City at Hays, so that was a good win for them. We'll find out more about them in the next day or two."

WICHITA TRINITY ACADEMY (7-5) Carro 0 1-2 2, 1; Mosley 1 2-2 2, 4; Johnson 1 (2) 1-2 1, 9; Miller 0 2-3 2, 2; Shanks 0 0-0 0, 0; Burns 1 (1) 1-4 0, 6; Jones 1 (1) 4-6 2, 9; List 1 1-1 1, 3; TOTALS 5 (4) 12-20 11, 34.

NEWTON (6-5) R.Kingsley 1 (1) 3-3 0, 8; J.Kingsley 1 0-0 4, 2; Porter 0 0-0 0, 0; Drinnen 2 0-0 2, 4; Dickinson 0 0-0 0, 0; Carlgren 1 0-0 3, 2; Berry 3 0-1 1, 6; Wagoner 0 0-0 0, 0; Downey 3 0-0 0, 6; Robinson 3 2-2 2, 8; Lehman 8 1-3 3, 17; TOTALS 22 (1) 6-9 15, 53.

W.Trin.Acad. 1 11 12 10 34

Newton 13 10 16 14 53

All-Tournament Team

(The Top 10 players in the tournament as voted by the coaches.)

Alex Carro, Wichita Trinity Academy

Atir Cherne, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel

Cameron Christian, Wichita Collegiate

Kody Crosby, Great Bend

Dylan Driver, Circle

Jared Haury, El Dorado

Travis House, El Dorado

Samuel Lehman, Newton

Thomas O'Connor, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel

Austin Waddell, Wichita Collegiate

All-Hustle Team

The five players determined to have played at a maximum effort through out the tournament)

Tevin Berry, Newton

Brodey Dick, Wichita Collegiate

David Ewers, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel

Alec Hildreth, El Dorado

Justin Wright, Circle

School spirit award El Dorado

Free throw percentage award Travis House, El Dorado (24 for 27, 88.9 percent).

Top player award Travis House, El Dorado

MVP Thomas O'Connor Kapaun-Mt. Carmel