Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Newton South girls' basketball team and Newton North boys' basketball team both played semifinal matches last night.
After beating the odds for three post-season victories, the No. 17 Newton South girls' basketball team ended their South Div. 1 playoff run last night with a 54-53 semifinal loss to No. 4 Franklin. Meanwhile, the No. 2 Newton North boys' basketball team fell to No. 6 North Quincy in a South Div. 1 semifinal match last night, ending their season with a 51-47 loss at UMass Boston. Over at Massasoit-brockton, the Lions led early on in the game. Franklin would eventually come back to lead at the end of the half and at the end of the third quarter, according to the NSHS Denebola game story. South kept battling back, though, and tied it up at 52 all with three minutes to go in the game. As the clock wound down, Franklin and South traded free-…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Lions faced the Newton North Tigers Wednesday night at Newton North
In a thrilling overtime finish, the No. 17 Newton South girls' basketball team (11-10) defeated No. 1 Newton North Wednesday night, 49-45, securing a spot for the Lions in the South Div. 1 quarterfinals. Although Newton South came in as the underdogs, they jumped on their opponents early on in the game, taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the Newton South Denebola reported. Going into the half, North had a 20-18 lead, but the Lions regained ground and had a 35-33 lead heading into the final quarter, the Denebola reported. After trading the lead in the fourth quarter, North eventually tied it up and the two teams went into overtime. Once the teams were into extra time, both senior captain Kayla Burton and junior Lauren Levey sunk …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Newton North girls' ice hockey team will also head to the Div. 1 playoffs.
Newton will be well-represented in this year's South Div. 1 basketball playoffs, as all four teams from Newton North and Newton South are headed to the post-season. The Newton North girls' team landed the top spot in this year's South Div. 1 tournament with a 19-1 regular season record. The team has a bye in the preliminary round and will play a first round game on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Newton North. The No. 1 Tigers will face the winner of a Newton South-Taunton game played earlier in the week. With an 18-3 regular season record, the Newton North boys' team was seeded in the No. 2 spot in the South Div. 1 tournament and has a bye in the preliminary round. The Tigers will face No. 15 Madison Park (8-8) in a first round match on …
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Lions made it close, but ultimately Newton South fell 52-31 on the road against Westford Academy.
When it came down to crunch time, Newton South was able to nearly double their 19 points from the first three quarters against Westford Academy, but it didn't make a dent in the final margin of victory as the Grey Ghosts held their more than 20 point lead in the last quarter of play, winning 52-31 on Friday night. Sophomore Sam Hyslip had 13 points for the victors, leading all scorers, while senior Kelsey Stanvick had 8 points for the Grey Ghosts. Both teams hit the hardwood again on Tuesday night as Westford will try to improve on their now 3-0 record as they travel to Weston while Newton will take their 1-2 record to Concord-Carlisle.