The Newton boys ninth grade basketball team earned a split over the weekend. Friday night, the freshmen suffered a disappointing 63-61 loss at Bondurant-Farrar.
On Saturday, the freshman trailed by three in the final minute of the game against Pella Christian and rallied at the gun to come away with a hard fought 34-33 victory. Morgan Maher was the leading scorer with 14 points. The Newton ninth graders are now 5-3 on the season. They will play at Dallas Center-Grimes on Monday.