Rested Wolves blast St. Elizabeth, 75-47
After an extended rest due to the weather, the Newburg High School boys' basketball team returned to the court on Tuesday and blasted St. Elizabeth 75-47 in non-conference action.
The Wolves, now 3-0, had to battle from behind, however, after St. Elizabeth bolted to a 25-16 lead after the first period.
Newburg outscored St. Elizabeth 17-9 in the second period to cut its halftime deficit to 34-33.
The Wolves grabbed control by blitzing St. Elizabeth in the third period. Newburg outscored the St. Elizabeth Hornets 25-4 in the quarter to go up 58-37 heading into the final period.
Ryan Ward, a 6-2 sophomore guard, netted 24 points to pace the Wolves while 6-3 senior forward Kaleb Robinson added 14 points and 5-9 senior guard Brayden Black 11.
Brayden Holtmeyer and Travis Miner each tallied 11 points for the Hornets.
Newburg won the junior varsity game 41-25.
On Friday Newburg is scheduled to open Frisco League regular-season play at Stoutland, with jayvee action starting at 6 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Wolves are scheduled to play top-seeded Iberia at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in semifinal play of the weather-delayed Frisco League Tournament at Laquey High School.
Newburg (75): Bales 5, Reagan 2, Black 11, Yelton 8, Ward 24, Elbert 3, Wofford 4, Robinson 14, McCray 4.
St. Elizabeth (47): Goeller 1, Stiles 5, Huhman 2, Holtmeyer 11, Glore 6, Miner 11, Wilde 9.