NHS Boys' Basketball Team Wins Sixth Straight Game
BROOKFIELD — Newtown High School’s boys' basketball team ended its game with a 61-56 win against host Brookfield on January 28. The game was a battle throughout, with Newtown leading by one point at the half, 25-24 and taking a 42-31 lead after three quarters before holding on.
“The fact that we had more points than them, it went very well. I mean I've got to say, we did enough to win the game, but I need to give Brookfield credit, they kept fighting back. Overall I’m pleased with the win,” Newtown coach Tim Tallcouch said.
Jack Petersen had 22 points to go along with four steals and four rebounds. Tyson Mobley had 11 points, Riley Ward scored nine, and Jack Mulligan and Isaiah Williams both had six. Joe McCray added five and Liam O'Connell had two points. Mulligan had eight rebounds and Ward, McCray, and Mobley each had three steals.
“Everything is real good right now. We’re winning, we’re playing together and we’re sharing a basketball. We are getting stops on defense when we need them and we’re making shots when we really need them as well,” said Tallcouch said, whose team has won six straight games.
Tallcouch was proud of how his team played against Brookfield and is ready to take on the Stratford Red Devils on their home court this Friday, January 31 at 7 pm.
“It’s going to be a tough game. We've got two days to prepare. We'd better get these guys ready for that game,” Tallcouch said.
Newtown defeated host Notre Dame-Fairfield 68-51 on January 23. The Nighthawks trailed 34-31 at the half and outscored the Lancers 18-5 in the third quarter to take control. Ward and Petersen had 18 points apiece, and Williams scored 13. Williams had nine rebounds and Petersen had eight rebounds and six steals.