Ward erupts for 33 points to power Wolves.
Sophomore guard Ryan Ward erupted for 33 points to power the Newburg High School boys' basketball team to a 58-35 non-conference victory over Owensville Tuesday.
The Newburg Wolves held a slim lead throughout. Newburg led 13-11 after the first period and went into halftime up 26-20. The Wolves outscored the Owensville Dutchmen 15-4 in the third period to take a 41-24 bulge into the fourth quarter.
Senior guard Alan Yelton added nine points for the winners. Drew Garner led Owensville with 15 points.
Newburg also won the junior varsity game 42-27.
The fourth-seeded Wolves are scheduled to play fifth-seeded Richland at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Frisco League Tournament at Laquey High School.
Newburg (58): Bales 3, Black 4, Yelton 9, Ward 33, Robinson 6, McCray 6.
Owensville (35): Garner 15, Moritz 1, Angell 2, Dowler 4, Wehmeyer 2, Cox 9, Amptman 2.