The Newburg girls basketball team hosted Belle for their home opener on Monday, Dec. 3. The Lady Wolves couldn't get their offense started in a 45-29 loss.

The first half was close on Monday night, as each team scored 19 points in the opening frame. Claire Affolter carried Newburg early, scoring over half her team's points with 10. Macy Suschanke added 10 points in the opening half.

The Lady Wolves kept pace in the first half, but Newburg's offense went dry in the second half. The Lady Wolves scored just 10 in the second half and missed out on several chances at the free throw line, going 2-11 from the charity stripe in the half. Belle ran away with the game in the second half, scoring 12 in the third and 14 in the fourth on their way to a 45-29 win over Newburg.

The Lady Wolves couldn't get their shot to fall on Monday night, making 12 of their 49 attempts for the night. They only connected on one of their 17 shots from behind the arc. Belle didn't shoot particularly well, but took advantage of a dominant night on the boards. The Lady Tigers out-rebounded Newburg 49-22 in the contest. 

Claire Affolter led Newburg with 10 points in the loss, while recording seven steals, five rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Macy Suschanke added nine points, eight rebounds, three steals and an assist. Marah Suschanke scored six points to go along with two steals. Bailey Brookshire had two points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists. Adriauna Williams added two points and a steal. Grace Affolter chipped in with five steals and two assists. 

Newburg will return to their home court for a Frisco League matchup with Dixon on Friday, Dec. 6.