The Wolves and Lady Wolves put up a fight in the 2019 Frisco League Basketball Tournament. 

The state-ranked girls placed fourth overall and the boys fell in the consolation finals.

Lady Wolves

Newburg won its first round contest against the Crocker Lady Lions and then fell to state-ranked Richland in a high-scoring game before falling in the third place contest after Stoutland made a comeback.

The girls began with a big 50-33 win over the Crocker Lady Lions where the Lady Wolves were able to secure a solid lead after the first quarter.

The Lady Wolves were led by Bailey Brookshire who scored 16 points in the win. Clair Affolter added 11 points in the contest.

The Lady Wolves faced a very strong state-ranked Richland Lady Bears team in the semifinal round. The Newburg girls were outnumbered in the game and could not keep up with the Lady Bears. Newburg began a late game drive, but it was too late as Richland won the game 55-42.

Brookshire scored 18 points in the loss.

Newburg lost a heartbreaker to the Stoutland Lady Tigers on Saturday in the third place game. 

Newburg led by as much as 15 in the game, but soon began to run into foul trouble as the Lady Wolves were left with just five available players. Stoutland was able to sneak by and won the game 56-53 to capture the third place trophy.

The girls were scheduled to face Belle on Monday and will travel to Dixon on Thursday.

Wolves

The Wolves rebounded after a big loss to Licking in the first round to work their way back and make it all the way to the consolation finals.

The Wolves fell to a very strong Wildcats team 63-42 in the first round and Newburg even led in the first half by as much as six points. However, Licking led 37-27 at the break and the second half belonged to the Wildcats.

Newburg was led by Hunter Mentola with his 12 points.

The Wolves went on to face a Crocker team who was the eighth seed. Crocker took and early lead in the contest, but once Newburg began to make their shots it spelled trouble for the Lions in a 61-54 win for the Wolves.

Newburg faced off against a strong Richland team in the final round of consolation.

Both teams kept the game close throughout, but the Bears were able to come away with the 56-52 win after Wolves began to foul out of the game.

The boys were scheduled to face the Belle Tigers on Tuesday and will travel to Stoutland on Friday.