Newton basketball splits action with Pella Friday
The Newton boys basketball team moved to within one game of .500, while the girls team finished its regular season with a loss at a doubleheader in Pella Friday night.
The Cardinal boys (9-10, 5-7 Little Hawkeye Conference) got 10 points each from senior Jesse Bates and sophomore Nick Easley to edge out the Dutch by a final of 44-43. Newton took a 25-15 lead into halftime, then fended off a furious Pella comeback in the second.
Senior Andrew Clements and sophomore Tyler Wood each threw in seven points, while senior Collin Reynolds and junior Daquan Allen each had four and senior Jacob Hill rounded out Newton’s scoring with two points. Bates led the team in rebounds with seven, while Clements had three steals and Easley had four assists.
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