Newton Downs Paris, C-W Wins in LIC Tourney

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Published on January 10 2013 12:26 pm
Last Updated on January 10 2013 12:26 pm
Written by Millie Lange

NEWTON -- Newton handed Paris a 57-40 loss in girls basketball competition Wednesday evening.

The Eagles took a 16-11 opening quarter lead and expanded that to 29-19 at halftime. The Eagles continued their momentum in the second half with a 28-21 scoring edge.

Carly Niebrugge and Morgan Swingler scored 14 each for the winners while Megan Jansen tallied 12. Niebrugge pulled down nine rebounds while Tara Wirth had seven. Niebrugge and Jansen had three steals each.

The Eagles are now 14-7 on the season.

At Newton

PARIS (40)

Hoffman 5-5 -- 15, Rios 2-2 -- 7, Temples 2-3 -- 7, Tyler 2-2 -- 6, Hopper 0-3 -- 3, Sinclair 0-2 -- 2. TOTALS 11  FG, 17 FT.

NEWTON (57)

Niebrugge 6-0 -- 14, Swingler 5-0 -- 14, Jansen 5-2 -- 12, Bierman 2-3 -- 7, Probst 1-0 -- 3, Davidson 0-2 -- 2, Koebele 0-2 -- 2, Wirth 0-2 -- 2, Cartright 0-1 -- 1. TOTALS 19 FG, 12 FT.

Paris               11      8    8    13    --    40

Newton          16    13    9    19    --    57

3-point FG -- Paris 1 (Rios 1), Newton 7 (Niebrugge 2, Swingler 4, Probst 1)

Junior Varsity Game

Paris                 9    10    7    10    --    36

Newton          13      8    9    17    --    47

Paris -- Brandenburg 9, Lawson 6, Gates 4, York 4, Millis 4, Keller 3, Lau 2, Rigdon 2, Gladding 2

Newton -- Kerner 13, Probst 10, Davidson 6, Will 6, Stewart 6, Cartright 5, Kline 1

At Casey

Casey-Westfield blasted Edwards County (Albion) 50-14 in opening round play of the Little Illini Conference Tournament.

The Warriors jumped out to a 15-4 opening quarter lead and had a 12-5 second period run and a 23-5 third period tally. Birchfield led Casey-Westfield with 16 points while Decker added 13.

Casey-Westfield advances to face Flora at 3 p.m. Saturday. Edwards County drops into the consolation bracket and will play Monday at 7 p.m.

LIC Tournament

CASEY-WESTFIELD (50)

Lowery 0-0 -- 0 Spivey 0-0 -- 0, Cutright 1-0 -- 3, Green 3-1 -- 7, Brandenburg 1-1 -- 3, Black 4-5 -- 8, Decker 3-7 -- 13, Cox 0-0 -- 0, Birchfield 7-2 -- 16, Edwards 0-0 -- 0. TOTALS 19 FG, 11 FT.

EDWARDS COUNTY (14)

Turner 0-1 -- 1, Alka 1-0 -- 2, Schnepper 0-0 -- 0, Pride 0-0 -- 0, Reid 0-0 -- 0, Etzikorn 0-0 -- 0, Moody 0-0 -- 0 , Waldrip 0-0 -- 0, Rivera 0-0 -- 0, Woodward 0-0 -- 0, Schmitler 1-4 -- 6, Nease 2-0 -- 5. TOTALS 4 FG, 5 FT.

Casey-Westfield          15    12    23    0    --    50

Edwards County            4      5      5    0    --    14

3-point  FG -- Casey-Westfield 1 (Cutright 1), Edwards County 1 (Schmitler 1).