State Colleges

Cuyler helps Newman top Lubbock Christian

Marquis Cuyler scored eight of Newman’s final 10 points to help the Jets beat Lubbock Christian 76-74 on Thursday night at Fugate Gymnasium.

Cuyler’s three-pointer gave Newman a 71-70 lead with 1:46 left in the game. He made two free throws with 21 seconds left to make it 73-72, Landers Riddle hit a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left to give the Jets a three-point edge, and a Cuyler free throw with six seconds left made it 76-74.

Cuyler scored 18 for Newman (6-11, 3-6 Heartland).

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN (8-6): Baker 9-13 2-2 20, Brancato 6-12 3-4 19, Durham 2-3 0-0 4, Ford 2-4 0-0 5, Rogers 6-12 2-3 15, Luckey 2-4 3-4 8, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Arrington 0-0 0-0 0, Alford 0-0 0-0 0, Cardona 1-2 1-2 3, Ondrej 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-51 11-15 74.

NEWMAN (6-11): Cuyler 6-16 4-7 18, Espinoza 6-12 3-4 16, McCarthy 1-5 2-2 4, Smith 4-6 1-1 10, Beck 4-6 0-0 11, Riddle 2-5 4-8 8, Emerllahu 3-5 0-2 6, Pyle 1-4 0-0 2, Waldron 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 27-61 15-26 76.

Halftime — 35-35. 3-pointers — LC 7-11 (Brancato 4-5, Ford 1-1, Rogers 1-2, Luckey 1-2, Johnson 0-1), NU 7-18 (Beck 3-5, Cuyler 2-4, Smith 1-3, Espinoza 1-4, McCarthy 0-1, Riddle 0-1). Rebounds — LC 41 (Rogers 11), NU 25 (Espinoza 7). Assists — LC 18 (Rogers 5), NU 15 (Espinoza 6). Fouls — LC 21, NU 16. A — 253.

Lubbock Christian women 73, Newman 68 — League-leading Lubbock Christian (16-1, 11-0 Heartland) trailed by 1 at halftime, and didn’t take the lead for good until a layup by Kaycice Boyoles gave it a 58-56 lead with 6:37 remaining. Newman (9-9, 6-6) cut the lead to one point twice in the final minutes, but never regained the lead.

Alexandra Ciabattoni hit 11 of 15 shots and scored a game-high 25 points for Newman, and Shekeira Copeland added 16.

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN (16-1): Pool 5-12 5-6 15, Boyles 7-14 1-2 15, Hampton 0-5 3-6 3, Burton 4-11 1-3 11, Hoppel 7-8 2-2 22, Szabo 0-2 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 2-5 2, Harbin 0-0 0-0 0, Fowler 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 25-55 15-26 73.

NEWMAN (9-9): Ciabattoni 11-15 2-3 24, Copeland 5-9 6-6 16, Tjaden 1-7 0-0 3, Caldwell 3-4 0-0 9, Banks 1-7 0-0 3, Ramsay 1-2 0-0 2, Ledoux 1-6 0-0 2, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Ramelb 1-5 0-0 2, Raynor 3-5 0-0 7, John 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 8-9 68.

Halftime — NU 29-28. 3-pointers — LC 8-20 (Hoppel 6-7, Borton 2-3, Hampton 0-2, Pool 0-4, Boyles 0-4), NU 6-20 (Caldwell 3-4, Ramsay 1-2, Raynor 1-3, Tjaden 1-5, Ciabattoni 0-1, Ramelb 0-1, Ledoux 0-2). Rebounds — KC 39 (Pool 9), NU 32 (Ciabattoni 9). Assists — LC 17 (Pool 5), NU 17 (Tjaden, Raynor 4). Fouls — LC 14, NU 24. A — 213.

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