The Newburg High School boys’ basketball team clinched at least a tie for second place in the Frisco League standings by blasting Richland 92-57 Tuesday.


The Wolves improve to 13-10 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Newburg is slated to end the regular season Friday, hosting Steelville in non-league action on the Wolves’ Senior Night (6 p.m.). Richland falls to 12-11.


The Newburg High School boys’ basketball team clinched at least a tie for second place in the Frisco League standings by blasting Richland 92-57 Tuesday.

The Wolves improve to 13-10 overall and 5-3 in the conference. Newburg is slated to end the regular season Friday, hosting Steelville in non-league action on the Wolves’ Senior Night (6 p.m.). Richland falls to 12-11.

On Tuesday Newburg led 19-12 after the first period. The Wolves then erupted for 32 points in the second quarter and took a 51-29 halftime bulge. It was 78-49 entering the fourth quarter.

Five players scored in double figures for Newburg, as junior Jonny Crews had 19 points, junior Drew Delong had 17 points, senior Johnny Mudd 16 points, senior Seth Gideon 15 points and junior Brandon Sutton 10 points. Mudd also had six rebounds and three steals and Sutton eight boards. Newburg forced Richland into 28 turnovers.

Newburg also won the junior varsity game 66-47. Garrison Van Pelt had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolf jayvee squad.