UNION CITY – Mississinawa Valley’s seventh grade boys basketball team lost 37-24 to Newton.
Newton led 16-5 through one quarter. Mississinawa Valley cut its deficit to 21-13 by halftime and then 27-22 through three quarters before Newton pulled away for a 13-point victory.
Xavier Manning led Mississinawa with 16 points and 25 rebounds in the game. Also for the Blackhawks, Jake Dirmeyer scored three points, Caleb Trowbridge scored three, and Davian Trump scored two.