There is no place like home...there is no place like home. I didn't see red, shiny shoes on any of the players, but the Newark Norsemen found their way back to the friendly confines of Newark Community High School. In front of the classic overcrowded gymnasium, the fast-paced ballers put up another 70+ game (4th time this year). The 5-1 Norsemen are averaging 73.8 points in each contest, and were able to win tonight against a strong and fast Plano Reaper team, 74-58.
As a team, the Norsemen continued their hot shooting from their Leland/Earlville game last Friday, and shot 29 of 54 (54%). Also, the Newark squad once again kept up their forced turnovers on their opponents, by forcing them with 30+ throughout the season.
Newark was leading at halftime 40-24 after a stifling second quarter by the Newark defense, holding the Reapers to only six points. Coming out of the locker room, the team wearing white outpaced the the purple 16-12. When the buzzer sounded, the Norsemen fans went to their feet as their team grabbed their fifth victory for the year out of six attempts.
Newark had outstanding performances by several ballplayers, including the SportClips Player of the Game, Corey Jacobson. The junior ended with 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting (4/8 from downtown), while grabbing 9 rebounds, snagging 3 steals, and swatting away 2 shots on the defensive side. Senior Dylan Patrick, who was celebrating his 18th birthday, scored 22 points on 50% shooting. Patrick tossed 9 assists and had 3 boards and 3 steals. The senior also named the Little 10 Boys Basketball Player of the Month for November by MySportsWire.com. Jacob Slivka (Jr) also had double-digits, scoring 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and run-down block. Connor Swanson (Jr) was named Central Limestone Player of the Game for his tremendous efforts. Swanson had 9 points on 4 of 5 shooting, ripped down 7 rebounds with 5 of them coming on the offensive end of the court, had 4 deflections, 2 steals, and a block of his own.
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Phil Chapman is an avid basketball fan that has served as the voice of the Newark Norsemen over the last three seasons. Phil will be broadcasting the games at the Plano Christmas Classic