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2018-03-07 / Sports

Newberry Men Finish Regular Season with Loss


Luke Jordan goes for a three-point attempt against Munising. Luke Jordan goes for a three-point attempt against Munising. Varsity

Newberry trailed the Mustangs by only one point halfway through the first quarter at last Thursday’s game, but at the end of the time period, Munising held a seven-point advantage, 14—7.

The Mustangs poured it on in the second quarter, going on a 15 - 2 run to lead 32—13 by the half.

It didn’t get any better for Newberry in the second half. Munising started the third quarter with a 10-point run to lead 44—13. Matthew Berry then began to drive the lane and pick up fouls. He hit six straight from the line, and with the help of teammates Blake Jordan and Logan Mc- Cormick, the Indians managed a 12 - 4 run of their own to close the gap a little, trailing 48—25 going into the final quarter.

The Newberry team outscored Munising in the fourth quarter, 9 – 7, but it wasn’t enough. The Mustangs ended the night with a 56—34 victory.

Jaylen James racked up nine on the night. Berry contributed eight, Ethan Edwards and Devin Carson five each, Jordan four, Mc- Cormick two and Josh Slaght one.

Cade Contreras scored 19 to lead the Mustangs. Alec Blank was right behind with 18. Anthony Mattson had eight, Josh Houtari and Jesse Matson four each and TJ Wing two.

Junior Varsity

A pair of three-pointers by Austin Troop in the first quarter helped get the JV Indians out to a 16—7 firstquarter lead, which was increased to 36—15 by halftime.

The Mustangs turned the game around by scoring eight straight in the third quarter. Newberry did not score until the 2:42 mark when Jared Wallace put in a foul shot.

That broke the ice over the basket for Newberry, which then put on a 16 - 3 run that stretched out into the bottom of the fourth quarter, giving Newberry its 11th victory, 56—33.

Logan Depew scored 15 points. Tristian Skidmore added 10, Troop nine, Luke Jordan (back on the JVs) and Brayden Taylor eight each and Wallace six.

The JVs posted nine losses during the season. They were 8 - 4 in the EUP Conference and 3 - 5 in the SAC.

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