The Newburg girls basketball team (6-11) faced off against Springfield Rush in the consolation semi-final of their home tournament on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Lady Wolves struggled to score the rock in a 57-35 loss.
The Lady Wolves faced off against Springfield Rush right before starting their tournament on Thursday, Jan. 25, losing 67-56. They had the same fate in the tournament, as they couldn't jumpstart their offense.
Springfield Rush went out of their way to shut down Kylee Brookshire and it paid off, as the Newburg senior scored just two points in the opening half. The first quarter ended in a tie at nine, but Springfield Rush exploded for 17 points in the second quarter on the back of a 12-point performance from Megan Whitaker. That 17-point second gave Springfield Rush a 26-15 lead at the half.
Springfield Rush didn't slow down in the second half, as they added another 20 points in the third quarter. Bailey Faulconer knocked down a pair of threes for Springfield Rush, as they put the game out of reach. Newburg was able to pick up the pace on the offensive end with 12 points, but they couldn't keep up and trailed 46-27 headed into the fourth.
Brookshire scored six points in the fourth as the Lady Wolves tried to fight their way back into the game, but Newburg managed just eight points in the quarter. Springfield Rush tacked on another 11 points to finish off a 57-35 win.
Brookshire and Kaylee led Newburg with 12 points a piece. Macy Suschanke added another seven, while Sam Mathis chipped in five points in the loss.
Newburg will play Bourbon for seventh on Saturday, Feb. 3.