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2019-02-06 / Sports

Indian Men Defeat DeTour Raiders

A strong third quarter by the Newbery men’s basketball team last Friday, February 1 at the J.L. DeCook gym led to a 77—61 Indian victory over the DeTour Raiders.

The Indians led by five, 32—27, at halftime before going on a 21-to-six run. Later they took a 59—44 advantage into the fourth quarter .

DeTour and Newberry traded buckets throughout the first quarter, throwing the lead back and forth. The Indians held a 23—19 advantage by the end of the first eight minutes.

The Raiders caught up to Newberry midway through the second quarter, tying the game at 25 with a basket by Alex Richwine. Sophomore Grant Fountain put DeTour on top moments later, but a triple by Austin Troop regained the lead for Newberry, 28—27, and the Indians never gave it up during the rest of the game.

Once again the three-point buckets fell like rain as Newberry connected on multiple threes from different players for the third game in a row.

DeTour kept coming back at the Indians in the fourth quarter, climbing to within eight, 69—61, with 2:30 remaining. The Raiders began to foul, hoping for a miss and a rebound, but Ethan Edwards hit a deuce. Then Logan Depew connected on four for four from the line, and Luke Jordan added two free throws to keep the Raiders out of the game.

Jackson McCudden paced Newberry with 23 points, including four treys. Logan Depew and Carter Smithson chipped in 13 points each, Jordan 10, Jaylen James seven, Edwards six, Troop three and Devin Caron two.

Grant Fountain led all players with 31 points. Richwine had 15, Jaxon Wilkie nine and Gunnar Fountain, James Plowman and Josh Newell two apiece.

Junior Varsity

DeTour beat Newberry’s JVs 51—40.

The Indians started out poorly, spotting the Raiders to a 16—6 first-quarter lead, and could not make up the 10-point difference,

Connor Rintamaki led Newberry with 11 points. Matt Carroll offered nine, Jalen Taylor and Brayden Taylor six each, Aiden McPherson five and Kamen Honeysette three.

On Deck

The Indians travel to Pickford today, Wednesday, February 6, and then host the Class D number one team in the State, the Brimley Bays, Friday, February 8.

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