NHS Boys’ Basketball Team Battles Nonconference Foes On The Road
Newtown High School’s boys’ basketball team, coming off a 62-33 win over Pomperaug of Southbury in the Newtown Youth Basketball Association sponsored Holiday Tournament consolation game on December 30, went on the road for a pair of nonconference tilts. The Nighthawks defeated Ledyard 56-43 on January 4 and lost a close one, 52-50 at Tolland two nights later.
Against Pomperaug, Riley Ward had 16 points and Jack Petersen scored ten to go along with seven rebounds, four steals, and three blocks. Max Bloomquist had seven points and a trio of steals, and Tyson Mobley dropped in six points.
In the win at Ledyard, the Nighthawks built a 17-5 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. Ward led the way with 19 points, including nine on a trio of 3-pointers, and handed out nine assists, and Petersen scored 13 and had five assists, ten rebounds, two steals, and one block. Jack Kuligowski scored nine, had five rebounds, and a pair of steals, and Jack Mulligan added six points and seven boards.
Tolland took an 11-3 lead after one quarter. The Nighthawks stayed within eight, down 25-17 at the half, then outscored Tolland 15-3 in the third quarter to carry a 32-28 lead into the fourth. Mobley and Ward both had 14 points, and Mulligan scored eight. Petersen had five points, five rebounds, and four steals. Mobley added three assists, three rebounds, and three steals, Mulligan had five rebounds and two assists, and Isaiah Williams grabbed three rebounds and had a steal.