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Newman men fall short in second half of Heartland Conference opener

Going cold in the second half, Newman dropped a 71-62 decisioin to No. 25 St. Edward’s on Thursday night in the Jets’ Heartland Conference opener at Fugate Gymnasium.

Up 34-28 after the first half, hitting 12 of 29 from the field (41.4 percent), the Jets managed 7-of-25 shooting in the second half. In the first half, the Jets were 6 of 11 from the field in treys but fell off to 1 of 7 in the second half.

Meanwhile, St. Edward’s went 9 of 29 from the field (31 percent) in the first half, then made 52 percent in the second.

Ryan McCarthy paced Newman (4-3) in scoring with 17 points, including 4 of 6 from three-point range. Cortrael Colbert added 15 points and nine rebounds.

ST. EDWARD’S (10-0, 2-0): Mgbolu 4-6 8-10 18, Gramlich 4-10 4-8 14, Nussman 6-12 0-0 12, Burton 3-10 5-6 12, Lindsey 0-1 0-0 0, King 2-7 2-2 7, Gilbert 2-3 1-2 5, Lilley 1-3 2-4 4, Ricketts 0-1 1-2 1, Watkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 (4-13) 23-34 71.

NEWMAN (4-3, 0-1): McCarthy 5-9 3-4 17, Colbert 5-14 5-5 15, Espinoza 4-12 2-5 11, Pegues 3-7 1-2 8, Baker 1-9 3-6 5, Ammons 0-0 3-5 3, Michaelson 1-2 0-0 3, Vermezovic 0-1 0-0 0, Julian 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 (7-18) 17-27 62.

Halftime — NU 34, SE 28. 3s — SE 4-13 (Gramlich 2, Burton, King), NU 7-18 (McCarthy 4, Espinoza, Pegues, Michaelson). Rebounds — SE 42 (Mgbolu, Nussman 8), NU 38 (Espinoza 9). Assists — SE 12 (Mgbolu 5), NU 10 (Colbert, Espinoza, Pegues 2). A — 130.

St. Edward’s women 62, Newman 58 – Kesha Buckner scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds in a losing cause as Newman dropped its Heartland Conference opener. Cierra Tjaden also had nine points, and Naomi Rosales got nine rebounds for the Jets (3-6, 0-1).

ST. EDWARD’S (7-2, 1-0): Brisbane 2-4 5-6 9, Durbidge 3-5 1-3 7, Fatheree 5-11 2-4 12, Loydrake 6-15 7-8 19, Thomas 1-7 2-2 5, Sauls 0-0 0-0 0, Kadlecek 2-4 0-0 6, Boren 1-4 0-0 3, Clark 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 20-51 (4-9) 18-25 62.

NEWMAN (3-6, 0-1): Thompson 2-2 3-3 7, Rosales 4-6 0-2 8, Ledoux 1-4 0-0 2, Tjaden 2-9 4-4 9, Bucker 4-9 1-5 9, Maykus 2-6 3-4 8, Wright 1-1 0-0 2, Caldwell 1-5 2-2 5, Raynor 2-4 2-2 7, Hrrison 0-4 1-2 1, Ramsay 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 (4-15) 16-24 62.

Halftime — NU 27, SE 24. 3s — SE 4-9 (Kadlecek 2, Thomas, Boren), NU 4-15 (Tjaden, Maykus, Caldwell, Raynor). Rebounds — SE 33 (Brisbane 11), NU 36 (Rosales 9). Assists — SE 12 (Loydrake 4), NU 12 (Caldwell , Raynor 3). A — 124.

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