Newburg (6-1) had their hands full when they hosted Bourbon for their home opener on Tuesday, Dec. 12. After trading leads throughout the night, Caleb Austin gave Newburg a 61-60 win with a last second basket.
Bourbon got out to the faster start on Tuesday night, jumping out to an 18-13 lead in the opening quarter. Newburg came back in the second to tie the game at 33 going into the half with a 20-point quarter. The lead then shifted back to Bourbon with a 15-point third quarter to jump back out in front 48-43.
The game came down to the final seconds of the game. Bourbon hit two free throws to jump out in front 60-59 with 17 seconds left in the game, as the Wolves looked to take the lead on the next possession. Ryan Terry drove and took a 10-foot jumper as time trickled down, but the shot missed. Austin was able to pull down the rebound and get a shot back up with three seconds left. The shot fell to give Newburg a 61-60 win.
"We did not play our best ball tonight on both sides of the floor but hats off to Bourbon on a solid game plan coming into tonight's game," said head coach Logan Ray. "We were able to sneak out with a win and we will try to learn from tonight and get better."
Landen Callahan led Newburg with 17 points, as one of four Wolves in double figures. Terry added 14, Tristan Wofford scored 13 and Travis McWilliams chipped in another 10. Austin scored four points, but the last two mattered the most.
Dillon Blue carried Bourbon in the loss, scoring 31 of their 60 points
Newburg will stay on their home court when they host Vienna on Friday, Dec. 15. It will be their last game before Christmas.