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Newman men tumble to McMurry on OT

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:59 p.m.

McMurry beat the Newman men’s basketball team 92-90 in overtime Thursday night in Abilene, Texas.

The Jets rallied from seven points down in the final 1:31 of regulation to force overtime, and led 90-87 with 3:40 to play in the extra period, but never scored again.

Elhad Emerllahu led the Jets with 19 points and Jeremy Espinoza added 16. McMurry’s Kourtney Goff scored a game-high 27.

Newman fell to 3-7, 0-2 in the Heartland Conference. McMurry improved to 5-4, 1-0.

NEWMAN (3-7): McCarthy 2-7 5-6 9, Smith 3-7 2-4 8, Cuyler 4-8 3-4 12, Espinoza 6-10 3-3 16, Beck 2-8 2-2 8, Riddle 2-5 2-3 6, Emerllahu 8-10 3-4 19, Pyle 0-5 2-2 2, Waldron 2-3 0-0 6, Walker 2-4 0-2 4. Totals 31-67 22-30 90.

McMURRY (5-4): Golden 0-3 2-2 2, Lewis 2-6 0-0 4, Goff 8-21 10-12 27, Robinson 4-4 5-8 13, Perez 8-12 2-2 18, Randazzo 1-2 0- 2, Holmes 4-6 2-3 13, Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Webb 4-7 5-5 13. Totals 31-63 26-32 92.

Halftime — McMurry 48-37. Regulation — 85-85. 3-pointers — Newman 6-26 (Waldron 2-3, Beck 2-8, Cuyler 1-2, Espinoza 1-3, Riddle 0-1, Emerllahu 0-1, Smith 0-2, Pyle 0-2, McCarthy 0-4), McMurry 4-11 (Holmes 3-5, Goff 1-2, Lewis 0-1, Randazzo 0-1, Golden 0-2). Rebounds — Newman 35 (Smith 7), McMurry 39 (Perez 13). Assists — Newman 11 (Smith 4), McMurry 17 (Goff 5). Fouls — Newman 20, McMurry 25.

Newman women 60, McMurry 57 — Andrea Ciabattoni had 19 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and fourl steals in the Jets’ win.

NEWMAN (5-6): Tjaden 4-7 3-4 12, Raynor 2-3 0-1 6, Ciabattoni 9-14 1-2 19, Banks 3-13 0-0 7, Copeland 3-13 0-0 7, Ramsay 1-3 2-3 4, Ledoux 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 0-2 0-0 0, Caldwell 0-0 0-0 0, Ramelb 1-4 5-6 7. Totals 22-51 12-18 60.

McMURRY (1-8): Maykus 4-8 4-4 14, Salazar 1-4 0-2 2, Collins 8-17 1-3 19, Lawson 1-2 0-0 2, Dominguez 4-9 0-0 9, Tarbet 1-1 2-2 5, Disu 0-2 0-0 0, Koenig 0-0 0-1 0, Ramirez 0-1 0-0 0, Russell 3-8 0-0 6, Boren 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 22-52 7-13 57.

Halftime — Newman 30-29. 3-pointers — Newman 4-14 (Raynor 2-2, Tjaden 1-3, Banks 1-5, Ciabattoni 0-2, Ramelb 0-2), McMurry 6-10 (Maykus 2-3, Collins 2-4, Dominguez 1-1, Tarbet 1-1, Salazar 0-1, Russell 0-1). Rebounds — Newman 38 (Ciabattoni 12), McMurry 31 (Russell 7). Assists — Newman 11 (Tjaden 5), McMurry 9 (three with 2). Fouls — Newman 17, McMurry 17.

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