Newton spoils Hawks’ senior night

UNION CITY – Mississinawa Valley competed well in the early part of their game with Newton trailing 14-12 after one quarter, but Newton made 8 triples and just out-played them after that, spoiling senior night with a 66-41 win.

Indian’s sophomore Harold Oburn came out firing connecting on two triples and 8 points to jump-start Newton to a 10-2 lead but the Hawks settled down began executing their offense spreading the scoring all around with 5 different guys scoring including senior Leevi Ward with 4 points late to close the gap to 14-12 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter Troy Woodbury connected on back-to-back triples giving the home team the lead for the first time 18-17 prompting a Newton time-out.

Then the wheels fell off the cart, the Hawks went cold and Newton rattled off 13 straight points to go up 30-18 before senior Wyatt Feltner scored at the rim to break the run but they would trail 34-20 at the half.

Senior Trey Godfrey banged away inside in the third quarter for 5 points but the Hawks just couldn’t generate enough offense to keep up as the Indians added another 19 to their tally to go up 51-20 in complete control of the game

Mississinawa Valley was unable to mount any type of come-back effort with the large deficit as Newton went on to claim the 66-41 Cross County Conference win.

Harold Oburn led all scorers on the night with 23 points and Quinten Smith had 21 for Newton, who improved to 3-8 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

Trey Godfrey had 10 points and Leevi Ward 8 to pace the MV.

It wasn’t the kind of night seniors Wyatt Feltner, Trey Godfrey, Leevi Ward or Zach Connor hoped for as the Blackhawks fell to 2-8 and 1-4 on the year.

Box Scores

Score by Quarter

Newton 14 … 18 … 19 … 15 – 66

MV 12 … 08 … 12 … 09 – 41

Team Scoring

Newt: Peters 21, Ferrel 6, Whittaker 2, Yoder 3, Smith 3, Montgomery 8, Oburn 23

Totals 8-16-10/17 – 66

MV: Woodbury 6, Feltner 4, Anguiano 7, Godfrey 10, Conner 4, Pisano 2, Ward 8;

Totals 2-15-5/10 – 41

Zach Conner puts up a shot for the Blackhawks in home game with Newton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_thumbnail_Zach_Connor-2.jpgZach Conner puts up a shot for the Blackhawks in home game with Newton.

The Blackhawks Leevi Ward scores for Mississinawa Valley in CCC game with Newton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_Leevi-Ward.jpgThe Blackhawks Leevi Ward scores for Mississinawa Valley in CCC game with Newton.

Trey Godfrey scores in the lane for MV in the Blackhawks senior night game with Newton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_thumbnail_Trey_Godfrey.jpgTrey Godfrey scores in the lane for MV in the Blackhawks senior night game with Newton. Dale Barger | Darke County Media

Wyatt Feltner scores for Mississinawa in CCC action with Newton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/web1_thumbnail_Wyatt_Feltner-1.jpgWyatt Feltner scores for Mississinawa in CCC action with Newton. Dale Barger | Darke County Media

By Dale Barger

DarkeCountyMedia.com