NEVADA — With no offensive rebounds, Newton High’s Cardinals had no second chances at scoring points in Tuesday’s non-conference game against host Nevada.
The Cubs took full advantage, especially in the second half as they outscored the Cardinals 43-24 on their way to a 70-47 win. Newton fell to 0-10 on the season.
The Cardinals step back into Little Hawkeye Conference play in a home game against Indianola at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. They are 0-6 in LHC action.
It will be Newton’s Armed Forces Recognition Night. All veterans and active military personnel will be admitted free to the game that night. They will also be invited down to the floor for a special recognition during the National Anthem before the boys’ game.
“We tried to mix it up a little defensively, but we got out of position and weren’t aggressive enough on the boards,” Newton head coach Kyle Peta said. “The same rebounding problems we’ve had all season — we turn and look for the ball instead of getting good rebounding position. That really hurt us.”
Nevada had a 42-13 rebounding margin against Newton with 33 coming off the defensive glass. Th Cubs also dropped in 15-of-16 free throw attempts while the Cardinals went 7-of-10.
After one quarter of play, Newton trailed Nevada 12-8. Each team tallied 15 points in the second period and the Cardinals stayed within striking distance, 27-23.
Nevada broke the game open with a 23-8 scoring edge in the third quarter. The Cardinals regrouped a bit to score 16 points down the stretch but weren’t able to curtail the Cubs’ scoring — 20 points.
“Offensively, we don’t move the ball well enough,” Peta said. “We came out flat on offense and had too much dribbling instead of moving the ball to beat the zone. We settle for too many 3’s instead of attacking the hoop more.”
The Cardinals got 15 points from Kyle Long and 13 points from Noah Allen. Each hit three 3-pointers in the game and Long was 4-of-6 at the line.
Kaleb Dydell had three steals, Logan Schilling made three assists and Quintrail Coley had three rebounds.
The Cubs had three players reach double-digit scoring. Kody Kruschwitz fired in 20 points while Tyler Sansgaard and Cooper Bovee each scored 14 points.
Newton (FG/3-pt): Davis 1-0-4-2, Long 1/3-4-1-15, Satterfield 0-0-1-0, Allen 2/3-0-2-13, Mattes 2/1-0-3-7, Dydell 0-1-2-1, Schilling 0/1-0-2-3, Swarts 0-0-1-0, Coley 2-2-3-6. TOTALS: 8/8-7-19-47.
Nevada (FG/3-pt): Sanders 1-1-2-3, Bottorf 1-3-2-5, Lycke 0/1-0-0-3, See 2-2-1-6, Crawford 0-0-2-0, Kruschwitz 5/2-4-0-20, Sansgaard 5-4-1-14, Rhodes 1-0-2-2, Cahill 1-1-1-3, Bovee 7-0-1-14. TOTALS: 23/3-15-11-70.
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