As the game got under way at Leland High School Friday night, the rain immediately started to fall, as Brett Myre (Jr) drained two long range threes and Corey Jacobson (Jr) dropped one of his own from downtown. From that point on, the Norsemen dominated the entire evening, winning all four quarters by large margins.
Newark went 38 for 68 (56%) in the game, draining 11 shots from beyond the arc. The Norsemen were two points shy of reaching the century mark, scoring 25 in the first quarter, 20 in the second, 31 huge markers in the third, and added 22 points from the bench in the fourth (98 total points). Meanwhile, the Panthers of Leland/Earlville were only able to muster 44 total points for their first conference loss of the season.
Dylan Patrick (Sr) led the way again in scoring by putting in 19 points (14 in the 3rd quarter), while tossing 7 assists, and grabbing 4 boards. Myre added 15 points, added a third three to his stat, plus snagged a couple of steals in the conference matchup. Jacobson added 14 of his own, hitting 4 of 5 from deep. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Beau Brown (Central Limestone Rock Solid Player of the Game) came up big by scoring 13 points, pulling down 8 rebounds (4 offensive), 6 deflections, 5 steals, and 2 assists. Jacob Slivka (Jr) rounded out the double-digit scorers on the night, putting in 11 points on 5 of 6 shooting. Slivka had 5 boards, 3 dimes, and 2 steals in the evening. Rhys Pepino (Sr) had a very nice night as he skyed for 6 rebounds, dished out 5 assists, stole the ball 3 times, and even deflected the rock 3 other times.
Newark will play Plano High School at home on Tuesday night.
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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