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Newman men remain tied for conference lead

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 11:09 p.m.

Newman leaped to an early lead and easily beat Oklahoma Panhandle State 74-60 and remained tied for the Heartland Conference lead.

Newman (18-4, 8-3 Heartland) scored the game’s first 11 points, and stretched the advantage to 24-7 with 8:19 left in the half. The lead grew to 21 points midway through the second half, and Panhandle State (5-19, 1-10) never cut the lead under 10 the rest of the night.

Marquis Cuyler led Newman with 20 points, and Darrell Traylor had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Newman and Arkansas-Fort Smith are tied for the Heartland Conference lead with four games left in the regular season. Newman plays host to Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday, then plays Arkansas-Forth Smith on Feb. 23 in the Jets’ final home game of the regular season.

OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE STATE (5-19): Rosemond 3-4 3-4 9, Lee 4-7 1-1 9, Randolph 3-7 4-6 12, Hill 3-8 6-7 14, Patterson 2-7 1-1 6, Messer 2-4 1-2 5, Capinia 0-0 0-1 0, Farrell 2-8 1-1 7, Sands 0-0 0-0 0, Tapia-Ponce 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-47 17-23 60.

NEWMAN (18-4): Cuyler 6-11 7-8 20, Mesh 3-6 0-0 6, Beck 2-9 0-0 6, Wesley 2-3 2-4 6, Traylor 4-6 1-2 10, Acuay 3-8 2-2 8, Drayton 0-1 0-0 0, Pleasant 3-3 2-2 8, Walker 1-5 0-0 3, McCarthy 0-3 0-1 0, Emerllahu 2-5 0-0 4, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Waldron 0-1 0-0 0, Falvo 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-65 14-19 74.

Halftime — Newman 24-19. 3-pointers — OPSU 5-20 (Randolph 2-5, Hill 2-5, Patterson 1-3, Rosemond 0-1, Lee 0-1, Messer 0-1, Farrell 0-2, Tapia-Ponce 0-2), Newman 6-24 (Beck 2-8, Culer 1-2, Traylor 1-2, Falvo 1-3, Walker 1-4, Acuay 0-1, Drayton 0-1, McCarthy 0-3). Rebounds — OPSU 31 (Farrell 6), Newman 38 (Traylor 8). Assists — OPSU 10 (Hill 3), Newman 17 (Wesley 4). Fouls — OPSU 17, Newman 21. A — 445.

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