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Cardinal girls have career-best performances in first two games

Chassidy Henwood had career highs in four different categories in Newton’s 79-77 overtime win against Perry last Tuesday.
Chassidy Henwood had career highs in four different categories in Newton’s 79-77 overtime win against Perry last Tuesday.

Chassidy Henwood had a night against Perry. The 5-foot-5 point guard not only scored a career-high 23 points, she had career-highs in rebonds, assists and steals in Newton High’s 79-77 overtime victory.

When the official game statistics became available, several career-bests came to light.

Henwood tied the Newton school record with 19 rebounds for a single game. Her eight assists puts her tied for third for most in a single game. She had seven steals.

The Cardinals’ 79 points tied for second-most scored in a single game in NHS history. In 1994 Newton beat Southeast Polk 79-47 then in 1995, Newton topped that with an 86-47 win over South Tama.

Sophomore Brooklyn Cupples and junior Victoria Reynolds had career-highs in scoring with nine points and six points, respectively. Senior Priscila Amador dished out a career-high four assists.

Cupples also hit career highs in rebounds (5) and blocked shots (2).

Newton (1-1) also had a few career-best performances in its opening game, a 48-46 loss to Grand View Christian on Nov. 23.

Sophomore Aurora Nehring tossed in 19 points and had six steals against GVC. Nehring also posted a career-high four blocked shots in the Perry contest. Reynolds had a career-high three assists in the GVC game.

The Cardinals host Chariton on Tuesday. The JV 1 team plays at 4:45 p.m. followed by the varsity at 6:15 p.m. in the NHS upper gym. The JV 2 team plays at 7:15 p.m. in the lower gym.

Newton’s boys open their basketball season at home Tuesday against Chariton. The junior varsity plays at 4:45 p.m. followed by the freshmen at 6:15 p.m. in the lower gym. The Cardinal varsity tips off at 7:45 p.m. in the upper gym.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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