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No. 19 Newman wins third straight

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 11:25 p.m.

Marquis Cuyler and Frankie Drayton scored 11 points apiece to lead Newman over Texas A&M International 78-69 on Thursday night at Fugate Gymnasium.

Darrell Traylor and Shamar Acuay added 10 points each for the Jets.

Newman, ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II, forced Texas A&M International into 24 turnovers and limited A&M to 37 percent shooting.

Newman improved to 12-1, 3-0 in the Heartland Conference with its third straight win. The Jets were able to survive shaky second-half free-throw shooting — they were 10 of 21 from the line after halftime.

The Jets play host to St. Mary’s (Texas) at 4 p.m. Saturday. Newman and St. Mary’s are tied for first place in the conference along with Arkansas-Fort Smith.

TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL (7-5): Culliver 7-13 9-13 26, Clark 4-7 0-0 8, Gray 1-5 1-1 3, Rosas 0-2 0-0 0, Reynolds 0-0 0-0 0, Donaldson 4-6 5-8 13, Jefferson 2-7 5-6 9, Vezero 2-8 5-5 9, Dandridge 0-6 1-2 1, Ilton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-54 26-35 69.

NEWMAN (12-1): Cuyler 5-12 1-3 11, Traylor 3-7 2-4 10, Wesley 1-5 1-4 3, Mesh 1-2 0-1 2, Beck 0-2 0-0 0, Drayton 2-4 6-10 11, Acuay 4-8 2-4 10, Pleasant 3-5 3-3 9, Emerllahu 2-5 4-6 8, McCarthy 2-5 2-2 7, Waldron 2-2 0- 5, Walker 1-2 0-0 2, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 21-37 78.

Halftime — Newman 41, TAMI 36. 3-pointers — TAMI 3-12 (Culliver 3-4, Jefferson 0-1, Rosas 0-2, Vezero 0-2, Dandridge 0-3), Newman 5-12 (Traylor 2-3, Waldron 1-1, Drayton 1-2, McCarthy 1-2, Cuyler 0-1, Wesley 0-1, Beck 0-2). Rebounds — TAMI 40 (Culliver, Clark, Donaldson 7), Newman 35 (Cuyler, Pleasant 6). Assists — TAMI 5 (Jefferson 2), Newman 11 (Wesley 5). Fouls — TAMI 26, Newman 23.

Texas A&M International women 70, Newman 63 — The Newman women fell to 0-2 in the Heartland Conference. Alexandra Ciabattoni led the Jets with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL (5-9): Dang 5-11 2-4 17, Chacon 3-9 3-5 10, Brown 3-7 2-4 8, Guthrie 4-7 0-0 8, Meshack 0-3 1-2 1, Mangan 5-9 0-0 13, Jackson 3-10 5-7 11, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Banuelos 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 13-22 70.

NEWMAN (5-9): Ciabattoni 8-15 4-6 21, Ramelb 2-7 7-8 13, Flannagan 3-11 2-2 8, Higgs 2-6 2-3 6, Sonka 1-5 0-0 3, Goode 1-7 1-2 4, Rosales 2-7 0-1 4, Banks 1-3 0-0 3, John 0-2 1-3 1, Coleman 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Muhammad 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-66 17-25 63.

Halftime — TAMI 33, Newman 25. 3-pointers — TAMI 9-19 (Dang 5-10, Mangan 3-6, Chacon 1-3), Newman 6-25 (Ramelb 2-5, Ciabattoni 1-2, Banks 1-2, Sonka 1-5, Goode 1-6, John 0-1, Coleman 0-1, Flanangan 0-3). Rebounds — TAMI 46 (Jackson 11), Newman 44 (Ciabattoni 10). Assists — TAMI 18 (Chacon, Meshack 4), Newman 10 (Ciabattoni, Ramelb, Flannagan 3). Fouls — TAMI 20, Newman 20.

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