NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls basketball team won against Lenape Valley on Thursday when Newton hosted them, but lost to Warren Hills in the H/W/S quarterfinal round on Saturday.
The Braves went into the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament as the fifth seeded team and beat 12-seeded South Hunterdon in the first round.
On Saturday, Newton played away against fourth seeded Warren Hills in the quarterfinal round and lost 53-30.
Offensively, Newton scored 16 points in the first half to Warren Hills’ 24 and then came back in the second half to add another 14 points, but it was not enough to take the victory from Warren Hills. Olivia Buckley was the top scorer with 10 points, followed by Maddie Gore with eight, Taylor Squiers with five, Amy Fehr with four and Jessie Brannick with three points.
Defensively, Newton had 21 rebounds, two blocks and seven steals throughout the game. Gore had seven of those rebounds, while Squiers had six of them. Buckley grabbed three of the steals and Brannick and Gore each had two steals.
On Thursday, Newton won against Lenape Valley 56-40, when they hosted them on Newton’s court. The Braves led going into halftime by nine points but did not stop there. They added on another 28 points in the second half to take the victory.
Top scorer for Newton was Gore, who put up 10 2-pointers and three foul shots for a total of 23 points. Buckley put up two 2-pointer, four 3-pointers and made two free throws for a total of 18 points.
Sophia Brondo contributed five points to the score and Squiers put up four, while Brannick, Fehr and Luzmary Arias each contributed two points apiece to the Braves’ final score. Gore grabbed 14 rebounds throughout the game, and Fehr grabbed eight along with seven steals.
The Newton High School girls basketball team moved their overall record to 14-7. They will host High Point in a regular season game on Tuesday, February 18 beginning at 7 p.m.