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Newman man fall again

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 11:48 p.m.

Arkansas-Fort Smith defeated the Newman men 83-78 on Saturday in Wichita, dropping the Jets to 4-10 overall, 1-5 in the Heartland Conference.

Newman is 1-7 over its last eight games and in 11th place in the Heartland. Elhad Emerllahu led the Jets with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Marquis Cuyler added 14 points. Fort Smith’s Kenny Martin scored 27 points.

Arkansas-Fort Smith (11-3): Martin 11-18 5-6 27, Franklin 2-4 1-3 5, McClish 3-7 1-3 8, Toupal 3-7 2-2 11, Youngblood 6-12 1-3 15, Cooper 1-4 3-4 6, Glavas 3-4 1-2 7, Ross 1-3 0-1 2, Branham 1-5 0-0 2, Copeland 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-66 (7-22) 14-24 83.

Newman (4-10): Cuyler 2-4 10-11 14, Espinoza 4-8 2-2 12, McCarthy 2-9 4-5 8, Smith 3-8 2-2 9, Beck 2-6 3-3 9, Riddle 0-6 0-0 0, Emerllahu 8-10 1-1 17, Pyle 2-5 3-4 8, Waldron 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 23-58 (6-23) 26-30 78.

Halftime – Arkansas-Fort Smith 45, Newman 35. 3’s – Arkansas-Fort Smith 7-22 (McClish, Toupal 3, Youngblood 2, Cooper), Newman 6-23 (Espinoza 2, Smith, Beck 2, Pyle). Rebounds – Arkansas-Fort Smith 43 (Glavas 11), Newman 36 (Emerllahu 10). Assists – Arkansas-Fort Smith 14 (Toupal 4), Newman 12 (Cuyler and Smith 3 apiece). A – 365.

Newman women 57, Arkansas-Fort Smith 51 — The Newman women's basketball team won its fourth straight game with a win over Arkansas-Fort Smith in Wichita. The Jets improved to 9-7, 6-4 in Heartland play.

The Lady Jets moved to 9-7 and 6-4 in the Heartland Conference.

Sophomore Alexandra Ciabattoni had another huge game for the Jets, scoring 23 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. She scored 17 of the 23 points and grabbed 12 of the 16 rebounds in the second half after Newman led 30-27 at halftime.

The Jets ended the game on a 5-0 run by Ciabattoni — a layup with 2:37 left and then two free throws to ice the win.

Chynna Ramelb added 10 points for Newman and Shekeira Copeland had 12 rebounds.

Arkansas-Fort Smith (3-11): Holbert 2-6 5-5 9, Huber 3-8 3-4 9, Backus 3-12 0-0 8, Followwell 1-5 0-0 3, Terry 0-5 2-8 2, N’Goran 3-6 2-2 8, Howar 3-5 0-1 7, Perry 1-3 1-2 3, Franklin 1-9 0-0 2, Allen 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Hopkins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 17-63 (4-23) 13-22 51.

Newman (9-7): Ciabattoni 7-14 9-11 23, Caldwell 2-6 0-0 6, Banks 2-6 0-0 6, Copeland 2-5 2-2 6, Tjaden 1-7 0-0 3, Ramelb 3-8 2-3 10, Raynor 1-5 0-1 3, Ramsay 0-2 0-0 0, Ledoux 0-2 0-0 0, Wright 0-2 0-0 0, Farris 0-1 0-0 0, John 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-58 (8-24) 13-17 57.

Halftime: Newman 30, Arkansas-Fort Smith 27. 3’s – Arkansas-Fort Smith 4-23 (Backus 2, Followwell, Howard), Newman 8-24 (Caldwell 2, Banks 2, Tjaden, Ramelb 2, Raynor). Rebounds – Arkansas-Fort Smith 39 (Terry 8), Newman 54 (Ciabattoni 16). Assists – Arkansas-Fort Smith 10 (Backus and Followwell 3 apiece), Newman 14 (Tjaden 6). A – 256.

Friends men 100, Bethany 82 — Joe Mitchell scored 36 points to lead the Falcons to a win in Wichita. Anthony White added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Friends as it improved to 15-2 and 6-0 in KCAC play.

BETHANY: McLin 0-1 0-0 0, Idris 15-23 4-8 39, Abad 3-8 2-4 10, Hawkins 8-17 1-4 19, Bieberle 1-5 0-0 2, Coleman 1-6 4-6 6, Loul 0-1 0-0 0, Roybal 2-2 0-0 4, Huskey 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-64 (9-25) 11-22 82.

FRIENDS: Nelson 9-13 0-0 22, Mitchell 9-16 17-19 36, Johnson 1-2 3-5 5, Simmonds 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 2-4 0-0 6, Williams 4-6 1-3 11, Sponsel 0-1 0-0 0, White 3-5 5-6 11, Durahm 0-2 0-0 0, Rausch 3-8 2-2 9. Totals 31-57 (10-26) 28-35 100.

Halftime — Friends 40, BC 36. 3s — BC 9-25 (Idris 5, Abad 2, Hawkins 2), Friends 10-26 (Nelson 4, Wilson 2, Williams 2, Rausch). Rebounds — BC 32 (Coleman 7), Friends 30 (White 11). Assists — BC 11 (Idris 6), Friends 18 (Nelson, Mitchell 6).

Friends women 67, Bethany 41 — Sarah Munds scored 14 points for Friends (14-4, 5-1).

BETHANY: Madden Rees 1-2 0-0 3, Norton 4-8 0-2 10, Sehtlar 0-0 0-0 0, Brammer 2-7 0-2 5, Dietz 0-0 0-0 0, Lutters 1-1 0-0 2, Austin 2-8 0-0 4, Dolan 0-7 0-0 0, Kerlikowske 1-5 0-0 3, Carey 3-12 0-0 6, Ohlschwager 0-1 4-6 4, Sullivan 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 15-53 (5-21) 6-12 41.

FRIENDS: Sanders 5-5 1-1 11, Sellers 2-7 0-0 4, Atherton 1-5 1-4 3, Bartelds 1-1 0-0 2, Ptacek 3-5 1-3 8, Ashworth 0-1 0-0 0, Justice 3-6 0-0 9, Steffenson 1-4 1-2 3, Munds 5-13 1-2 14, Williams 0-2 1-2 1, Mollere 6-11 0-0 12, Killman 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Poynter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 (7-16) 614 67.

Halftime — Friends 34, BC 11. 3s — BC 5-21 (Norton 2, Kerlikowske, Brammer, Rees), Friends 7-16 (Justice 3, Munds 3, Ptacek). Rebounds — BC 42 (Austin 10), Friends 44 (Ptacek 7). Assists — BC 10 (Kerlikowske 3), Friends 18 (Ptacek 4).

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