Gwinn, Newberry victorious

By Journal Sports Staff

EBEN — Gwinn worked the ball inside early and often Friday night to build an early lead and take a 67-51 victory over Superior Central in a boys basketball game played Friday night.

“We started out well with good energy and created some good opportunities for our big guys, Tucker Taylor and Reed Weidenhoefer,” Modeltowners coach Jim Finkbeiner said.

The pair scored 13 of Gwinn’s 18 first-quarter points.

“Our defense also caused a lot of turnovers,” Finkbeiner said, adding that SC committed eight turnovers in the opening period.

With the Modeltowners jumping out to leads of 18-9 after one quarter and 34-20 at halftime, Taylor finished with a game-high 22 points and Weidenhoefer added 12. Both also pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds.

Teammate Jordan Stein scored 11 points, while Wade Krysiak and Luke Leppanen paced the Cougars with 16 points apiece.

Newberry 41, DeTour 16

At DeTour, the Indians slammed the lid shut on the basket at halftime as the host Raiders managed just one point in the second half.

Newberry led from start to finish, including 25-15 at halftime, according to NHS coach Jim Depew.

John Paramski and Casey Wendt led Indians scorers with 10 points apiece.

Teammate George Sevearns added eight points.

Newberry also won the JV game, 33-26.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.