NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School Boys Basketball team fell to Delaware Valley in overtime losing in the quarterfinal round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament on Saturday. They lost 67-62.
The evenly matched teams seesawed back and forth tied at the end of the half and again at the final buzzer.
Newton's Charlie Maker led the Braves' effort with 20 points with eight buckets and a free throw. Jake Tarabokija followed close behind with 17 points, 10 from free-throws.
Jason Heter grabbed 10 rebounds and added 10 points.
Newton had taken their second seed to the quarterfinals after they crushed Lenape Valley 81-36 in the first round of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament on Tuesday, Feb 7, when they played them home.
Leading the Braves in their victory were Heter and Luismy Arias, each contributing 15 points. Tarabokija and Jake Heller each contributed 11 points and Maker added 10 to the score.
Other Braves who contributed points to the scoreboard were Collin Kelly with five, Kevin Ayoso with four, PJ Russell and Thomas Salomon with three, and Jaiden Elliot and Luke Young with two.
Offensively, the Braves made 24 2-pointers, seven 3-pointers, seven foul shots, and had 21 assists. Defensively, they had 19 rebounds, 18 steals and five blocks throughout the game.