Newton’s junior varsity and freshman boys’ basketball teams are 1-1 on the season. The younger Cardinal teams play at home tonight for the first time in the 2013-14 season, taking on Adel-DeSoto-Minburn.
Last Tuesday, the Cardinal teams were at Boone. The junior varsity blew Boone out in the second quarter, pulling away for a 57-33 win. Connor Gholson fired in 14 points in playing a little over one quarter. Drew Stout added 10 points.
Josh Ventling poured in a game-high 28 points to lead the Newton freshmen to a 61-59 win over Boone.
Friday night, the Cardinals were in Norwalk facing Warrior teams that were bigger than they were.
Newton’s junior varsity battled with Norwalk, coming up short, 47-43. The Cardinals were hampered with foul trouble early in the game. Devin Shores paced the Cardinals with 25 points and six rebounds. Jake Bennett, who fouled out early in the fourth quarter, chipped in with nine points.
Norwalk defeated the Newton freshmen, 57-36. Morgan Maher led the Cardinals with 11 points.