NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School girls basketball team played away at Jefferson on Thursday and hosted South Hunterdon on Saturday. Newton took both games as wins.
The Braves entered into the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex tournament as the fifth seeded team and hosted 12-seeded South Hunterdon. Newton won 63-31, coming out strong to take the lead by 25 points heading into halftime.
Lead scorer for the Braves was Maddie Gore with 24 points throughout the game, putting up 10 2-pointers and making four free throws, two of which were given when South Hunterdon coach received a technical foul. Olivia Buckley contributed 11 points and Amy Fehr put up five 2-pointers for 10 points.
Caroline Fox added another seven points to the score, along with Taylor Squiers who contributed six and Jessie Brannick who added in another five. On the other side of the court, Fehr grabbed 13 rebounds and Gore rebounded 11 of the shots taken by South Hunterdon.
On Thursday, the Braves took on Jefferson, taking that game as a win as well with an ending score of 43-38. Gore was once again the lead scorer for Newton with 15 points. Fehr contributed nine to the board, while Squiers added seven, Buckley put up six, Brannick had four and Fox added another two.
The Newton High School girls basketball team moved their overall record to 13-7 and their NJAC division record to 10-5. Their next regular season game will take place on Thursday, February 13, home against Lenape Valley at 4 p.m., as they move to the quarterfinal round of the H/W/S tournament, they will play away against fourth seeded Warren Hills on Saturday, February 20.