The Newburg boys basketball team (10-2) hosted Macks Creek on Friday, Jan. 5. The Wolves maintained a lead throughout the game on their way to a 77-53 win
Newburg outscored Macks Creek in every quarter, jumping out to a 14-11 lead through the opening quarter. That lead was stretched out to 34-28 at the half.
While the Wolves were solid in the first half, they ran away with the game in the second half. Newburg scored 22 points in the second quarter, while holding Macks Creek to 14 points, blowing their lead out to 56-42 going into the fourth. Their most complete quarter was the fourth, where they scored 21 points and held the Pirates to 11 points to cap off a 77-53 win.
Ryan Terry led the Wolves in scoring with 27 points, while Landen Callahan joined him in the 20 points club by scoring 20. Travis McWilliams added 13 points, while Caleb Austin chipped in nine points.
"Was pleased with how we executed on offense tonight especially in the second half," said head coach Logan Ray. "We were able to hit some threes tonight which opened up their zone as the game went on. Ball movement was good and guys were making extra passes to find open shooters. We are working to be more consistent defensively as we move into conference play."
Newburg will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 9 with a trip to Plato.