NEWTON — Newton’s junior varsity and freshman teams both got wins on Monday night against visiting Dallas Center-Grimes. The Cardinals’ JV team took down DCG, 46-45, in a tight game. Newton’s freshmen won, 51-39.
Newton’s JV held a nine-point halftime advantage, 25-16. DCG fought back with some sharp shooting from long range to pull even with the Cardinals at 45-all. Jake Bennett sunk the game-winning free throw with 10 seconds to go, giving Newton the win.
Devin Shores led the JV with 14 points, followed by Jwan Roush’s 13. Zakk Weatherly pulled in nine rebounds to lead the team.
Newton’s JV moves to 7-7.
Newton’s freshmen had control early. A 3-pointer by Trey Vanderlaan as time expired gave Newton a 25-16 halftime lead over DCG. The Cardinals held on from there for the win.
Vanderlaan led the team with 19 points. Morgan Maher was second among Cardinal scorers with 18.
Newton’s freshmen are 9-5 with a 6-3 mark in LHC play.