HAYSVILLE — The Newton High School girls’ basketball team started Friday’s game at Campus without a starter and a key reserve.

Newton lost one more starter in a 53-35 win in AV-CTL I play as Jada Berry went down in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Newton played without Savannah Simmons and Kalli Anderson, both injured and out indefinitely.

Newton coach Randy Jordan said more will be known about Berry’s status after the weekend.

“She got turned in a little,” Jordan said. “The trainer said there was nothing loose. It just got a tweaked a little. We’re struggling right now, after Savannah went down, to identify roles. We had to shuffle so many things. The kids are really trying. They are trying to fit the roll. I thought we were getting there in the second half. We were settling in. We’re thin. We’re pushing our freshman and sophomore — Lindsey (Antonowich) and Keila (Gillispie) — to get them ready for this stretch. We have to give them more playing time. I don’t know when we’re going to get Savannah back and if we get Kalli back.”

Berry and DesiRay Kernal each scored 12 points to lead Newton, 10-4 overall and 4-3 in AV-CTL I play.

Venus Thanasouk led Campus with 10 points. The Colts drop to 2-13, 0-7 in league play. Newton sweeps the regular-season series.

Newton jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first 3 1/2 minutes of play. Newton eventually led 13-3, but Campus got back within six at the end of the period, 13-7.

Campus hit from the outside in the second quarter to draw within four. Newton led by eight at the end of the period, 26-18.

Newton hit 11 of 24 from the field in the first half, while Campus was seven of 16. Turnovers were 12-6 in Newton’s favor.

Up 11 early in the third quarter, Newton made a 9-0 run. Newton led by 20 at the end of the period, 45-25.

Newton led by as many as 23 in the fourth quarter. Campus was able to cut it to 18 with late free throws.

“That was the first time we ran the five-out offense,” Jordan said. “It looked good at times, but we still have a lot of work to do. It fits us better, I think. In the second half, we did a good job of getting out in transition. That’s when we’re at our best. We pushed it. We looked ahead.”

Newton hosts second-ranked (KBCA, Class 4A, Division I) McPherson at 7 p.m. Monday in a make-up of a weather-related postponement. Newton won 39-37 last season at the McPherson Roundhouse on a Kernal buzzer-beater.

“We have to push it against them,” Jordan said. “We have to get out in transition. Taylor Antonowich is going to have her hands full with their shooter (Taylor Robertson). She did a good job on her last year. This new offense fits us a lot better. We can use our athleticism.”

NEWTON (10-4, 4-3 AV-CTL I) — T.Antonowich 1 (1) 0-0 1, 5; Bartel 2 0-0 3, 4; Nichols 0 0-0 0, 0; Bacon 2 2-4 3, 6; Kernal 5 2-4 3, 12; Berry 3 6-9 2, 12; Brewer 4 0-0 1, 8; Gillispie 1 0-0 2, 2; L.Antonowich 0 0-0 2, 0; Dorrell 2 0-0 0, 4; TOTALS 20 (1) 10-17 16, 53.

CAMPUS (2-13, 0-7 AV-CTL I) — Stanley 0 2-2 0, 2; Thanasouk 1 (1) 5-6 1, 10; Johnson 0 (1) 3-4 4, 5; Huggans 3 1-4 4, 7; Chrisman 0 0-0 0, 0; Losa-Lopez 1 (1) 1-2 2, 6; Applehans 0 0-0 1, 0; Davis 0 0-0 0, 0; Baalman 2 0-0 4, 4; TOTALS 7 (3) 12-18 15, 35.