The Newburg boys basketball team (12-9) traveled to Cuba on Friday, Feb. 2 for a non-conference matchup. The Wolves were able to hold off a late comeback attempt by Cuba to win 48-46.
Newburg and Cuba fought through a tight first quarter to enter the second locked in a tie at 10. That's when the Wolves went into the driver's seat. Newburg won the quarter 20-12 to go into the half with a 30-22 lead.
The offense dropped off in the third, as both teams combined for just 16 points. Cuba had the slight edge with nine to close the gap, but Newburg still went into the fourth with a 37-31 lead.
That lead kept dwindling in the fourth, as Cuba scored 15 points to make things interesting, but Newburg was able to hold on for a 48-46 win.
"I like the effort we brought on both ends tonight," said head coach Logan Ray. "We have to do a better job of putting teams away when we get a lead. Good game to learn and grow from."
Ryan Terry led all scorers with 22 points, while Landen Callahan chipped in with another 14. Tristan Wofford added six, Caleb Austin scored four and Travis McWilliams rounded things out with two points.
After a week away, the Wolves will return to their home court to host Licking for a Frisco League matchup on Tuesday, Feb. 6.