News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 9, 2013

Marshall picks up win at Newton; Robinson beats Casey to stay unbeaten in LIC

The Tribune-Star

NEWTON, ILL. —  Marshall was a winner in high school boys basketball on the road Tuesday night, handing Newton its second defeat of the season 51-50.

Drew Morris hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play for the game-winning play. His second basket of the night erased Newton’s 50-48 advantage and the Lions held on for the victory, giving them an 11-5 record for the season.

Taylor Maurer scored to give Marshall a 41-38 lead to open the fourth quarter, but the host team rallied and went up 50-46 on two free throws by Lucas Stone. Maurer scored to make it a 50-48 game, setting the stage for Morris’s heroics.

Newton scored the last four points of the first period to take a 17-9 lead into the second period. The score was tied once in the second stanza.

Walker Berner hit two free throws to give Marshall its only first-half lead at 27-26, but Dylan Davidson’s 3-pointer was good to give the Eagles a 31-28 lead at the intermission.

Keegan Steele hit a 3-pointer to put Marshall up 35-33 and Steele’s bucket made it 39-35 in the third quarter, but Dylan Johnson hit a 3-pointer to cut the Lions’ lead to one going into the fourth frame.

Steele led the winners with 15 points and Maurer had 12.

Marshall    9    19    11    12    —    51

Newton    17    14    7    12    —    50

JV — Newton 53, Marshall 38

Next — Both teams play Friday. Marshall (11-5, 4-2 LIC) plays host to Robinson. Newton (14-2, 4-2) is at Lawrenceville.

In other Illinois boys basketball action:

• Robinson 79, Casey 58 — At Robinson, the Maroons remained undefeated in Little Illini Conference games with Tuesday's victory.

Robinson has lost twice and will be at Marshall for league action Friday.¬