HUTCHINSON — The Newton High School girls' basketball team held Hutchinson scoreless for 5 1/2 minutes in the second half to turn a two-point deficit to a 16-point lead and claim a 52-29 win Tuesday in AV-CTL I play at the Salt Hawk Activity Center.

Junior Taylor Stahly led the Railers with 24 points, 15 in the second half, to spark the Railer rally.

"I didn't really have the open looks last night," Stahly said. "The coach told me on the bus, whenever someone set a screen, don't rub off them. Tonight, when teammates set screens for me, I was able to come off them and it worked."

"I was proud of Taylor after last night and what they were doing to her," Jordan said. "They were pulling on her jersey and chucking her around. Tonight, she came out and was very focused. She hit her shots. That was big for her confidence."

With the Railers playing its third game since Friday, Hutchinson played into Newton's hands by pulling back its press and slowing the tempo of a half-court game.

"We came out in a zone, so we could slow it down a little bit," Newton coach Randy Jordan said. "We could conserve a little bit of energy that way. We got a little flat, then switched to man to get a little more energy going. The effects of last night were evident in the second quarter. We had to start guarding harder. It's understandable after last night."

"We're a team, especially when Jacque (Anderson) is in the game, we can handle the pressure," Stahly said. "We were able to set up our offense better. It was rough last night."

Hannah Carlgren added 13 points for Newton.

Hutchinson, 10-9 overall and 5-6 in AV-CTL I play, was led by Jenna Higgins with 10 points.

Newton jumped out to a 5-1 lead, gave up a 5-0 run and finished with an 8-0 run to lead 13-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Hutchinson made an 8-2 run to start the second quarter, aided by Railer turnovers. Jana Boston broke the run with a trey with 1:47 remaining in the half, the last score of the half, putting Newton ahead 18-14.

Newton took just three shots in the second quarter and had eight turnovers. Newton finished the half five of 13 from the field, while Hutchinson was six of 16.

Hutchinson opened the second quarter with a 6-0 run to take the lead. Stahly replied with 11 points in an 18-2 Railer run. Carlgren scored the other six as Newton led 35-22 at the end of the period.

"After last night, when I didn't have a lot of opportunities, it's important to take them when I did," Stahly said.

Stahly opened scoring in the fourth quarter with a trey. Hutchinson broke a 5 1/2-minute scoring drought with a Shayla DeGarmo four-foot jumper with 6:02 remaining in regulation. Both teams substituted liberally in the final 2 1/2 minutes.

"We played much better in the third and fourth quarter," Jordan said. "We went inside-out. We moved the ball well. When we move the ball from side-to-side, we can score on anybody. We did a pretty good job on their big"

Newton improves to 13-6, 8-3 in AV-CTL I play. Newton hosts Maize at 6 p.m. Friday for Senior Night. Newton lost by nine to Maize Monday.

"We're going to take tomorrow off," Jordan said. "They deserve that. We'll come back Thursday, do some shooting and make some adjustments defensively and offensively. They need some time off to relax. We'll come back Thursday and get ready for Friday."

NEWTON (13-6, 8-3 AV-CTL I) —¬†Porter 0 2-2 2, 2; Anderson 0 0-0 0, 0; Boston 0 (1) 2-2 3, 5; Stahly 3 (5) 3-4 1, 24; Bartel 0 0-0 0, 0; Carlgren 1 (2) 5-6 0, 13; Roberts 2 2-2 0, 8; Akers 0 0-0 0, 0; Thieszen 0 0-0 1, 0; TOTALS 6 (8) 16-18 8, 52.

HUTCHINSON (10-9, 5-6 AV-CTL I) — Scales 0 0-0 0, 0; Higgins 2 (1) 3-3 1, 10; Martin 0 0-0 1, 0; DeGarmo 2 (1) 0-0 2, 7; Adams 1 0-2 0, 2; Wessel 1 0-0 5, 2; Riggs 2 1-2 1, 5; Atkinson 0 0-0 1, 0; Kraus 1 1-2 2, 3; Calvillo 0 0-0 2, 0; TOTALS 9 (2) 5-10 15, 29.

Newton 13 5 17 17 —52

Hutchinson 6 8 8 7 —29

Techincal foul — Hutchinson: coach.