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Pyle’s free throws seal Jets’ victory

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.

McPherson native and Hutchinson Community College product Jack Pyle hit two free throws with 18 seconds left to lift Newman to a 68-67 win over McMurry on Saturday in Wichita.

The Jets were led by 12 points each from Perryonte Smith and Elhad Emerllahu, with Jeremy Espinoza adding 11 points. Marquis Cuyler and Pyle scored 10 apiece for Newman (8-14, 5-9 Heartland).

McMURRY: Adams 2-6 0-0 4, Robinson 2-4 3-4 7, Perez 6-11 0-1 12, Golden 7-12 2-3 17, Goff 3-7 5-6 11, Lewis 1-3 0-0 2, Holmes 5-11 1-2 12, Estrada 0-0 0-0 0, Webb 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-55 (2-9) 11-16 67.

NEWMAN: Cuyler 4-9 1-2 10, Espinoza 3-12 5-6 11, McCarthy 0-3 2-2 2, Smith 4-6 2-2 12, Beck 0-6 0-0 0, Riddle 1-5 6-8 8, Emerllahu 5-9 2-4 12, Pyle 1-2 8-8 10, Waldron 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 19-56 (4-23) 26-32 68.

Halftime — MU 36, NU 30. 3s — MU 2-9 (Golden, Holmes), NU 4-23 (Smith 2, Waldron, Cuyler). Rebounds — MU 41 (Perez 10), NU 27 (Cuyler 8). Assists — MU 13 (Robinson 4), NU 9 (Beck, Emerllahu 3). A — 354.

Friends men 92, Kansas Wesleyan 60 — Colton Rausch led four Friends players in double figures with 25 points and four assists as the Falcons rolled to the easy win in Salina.

Zach Nelson added 20 points for Friends (20-5, 11-3 KCAC), including 6-of-10 shooting on three-pointers. Friends guard Joe Mitchell, the nation’s leading scorer, finished with 19 poitns and Anthony White added 12 points and 8 rebounds.

FRIENDS: White 5-8 2-2 12, Rausch 9-14 3-4 25, Nelson 7-16 0-0 20, Mitchell 7-11 3-5 19, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Wilson 1-3 0-0 3, Anderson 2-3 0-0 4, Sponsel 2-3 1-2 5, Simmonds 0-0 0-0 0, Michaelson 2-3 0-0 4, Goudeau 0-0 0-0 0, Baxter 0-2 0-0 0, Hyde 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-67 9-13 92.

KANSAS WESLEYAN: Long 1-5 0-0 2, Brinker 3-7 0-0 6, Johnson 2-7 0-0 5, Borovetz 6-12 0-0 13, Hidalgo 1-2 0-0 3, Lunz 4-5 1-2 9, Johnson 3-7 2-4 10, Pasold 0-2 0-0 0, Stein 1-4 0-0 2, Owen 0-3 0-0 0, Boehler 1-2 1-2 3, Roth 1-2 0-0 2, Twitty 1-1 0-3 5, Cowan 0-0 0-0 0, Paul 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 7-11 60.

Halftime — Friends 45, Wesleyan 29. 3s — FU 13-32 (Nelson 6-10, Rausch 4-9, Mitchell 2-4, Wilson 1-3, Williams 0-2, Michaelson 0-1, Baxter 0-2, Hyde 0-1), KW 5-20 (Johnson 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Borovetz 1-5, Hidalgo 1-1, Brinker 0-1, Pasold 0-1, Stein 0-2, Owen 0-2, Roth 0-1). Rebounds — FU 42 (White 8), KW 30 (Lunz 5). Assists — FU 17 (Rausch 4), KW 11 (Hidalgo 3).

Newman women 61, McMurry 52 — Newman sophomore Alexandra Ciabattoni filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, 6 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists to lead the Jets past McMurry in Wichita. Newman (13-10, 10-7 Heartland) shot 60 percent (12 of 20) in the second half after hitting just 8 of 29 shots in the first half.

McMURRY: Collins 5-16 4-4 15, Russell 0-4 0-0 0, Dominguez 8-14 0-2 16, Maykus 3-12 0-0 8, Tarbet 0-1 0-0 0, Disu 1-3 1-1 3, Koenig 0-2 0-0 0, Ramirez 0-1 0-0 0-, Boren 0-1 0-0 0, Snow 0-0 0-0 0, Erkman 1-6 2-2 4, Lawson 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 21-65 (3-10) 7-9 52.

NEWMAN: Ciabattoni 6-13 1-1 15, Copeland 3-4 3-4 9, Tjaden 2-4 0-2 4, Caldwell 2-5 0-0 6, Banks 4-10 0-0 9, Ramsay 0-1 0-0 0, Ledoux 1-2 0-0 2, Wright 1-4 2-2 4, Raynor 0-3 4-4 4, Ramelb 1-3 5-6 8. Totals 20-49 (6-14) 15-19 61.

Halftime — MU 22, NU 20. 3s — MU 3-10 (Maykus 2, Colins), NU 6-14 (Ciabattoni 2, Caldwell 2, Banks, Ramelb). Rebounds — MU 42 (Russell 9), NU 32 (Ciabattoni, Copeland, Caldwell, Wright 4). Assists — MU 14 (Collins 4), NU 13 (Tjaden 5). A — 213.

Friends women 60, Kansas Wesleyan 48 — Wichita native Sarah Munds scored 14 points and dished out three asists to lead Friends (20-6, 11-3 KCAC) to the win in Salina. Kayla Mollere added 11 points for Friends, while Kayle Justice chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds.

FRIENDS: Winningham 2-7 0-0 4, Munds 5-10 2-2 14, Bartelds 0-3 0-0 0, Ptacek 2-4 1-3 5, Mollere 5-13 1-3 11, Justice 3-8 2-2 10, Sellers 4-7 1-4 9, Steffenson 0-1 1-2 1, Sanders 2-4 0-0 4, Atherton 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-59 8-16 60.

KANSAS WESLEYAN: Greving 2-3 4-5 8, Cassity 4-12 3-6 12, LeShore 1-5 0-0 2, Kresin 3-14 0-0 7, Smith 1-8 4-6 6, Steinle 3-5 1-2 7, Pfeifer 2-7 0-0 6, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-54 12-19 48.

Halftime — Friends 29, Wesleyan 27. 3s — FU 4-11 (Munds 2-5, Justice 2-5, Bartelds 0-1), KW 4-24 (Pfeifer 2-7, Cassity 1-6, Kresin 1-7, Smith 0-2). Rebounds — FU 41 (Justice 8), KW 36 (Kresin 9). Assists — FU 8 (Munds 3), KW 8 (2-Cassity, Wilson).

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