Newman boys knock off Abbotsford

in Newman Catholic/News/Sports

CWS Sports Desk

January 4, 2019

Wausau– Ben Leischer scored a season-high 23 points for the Newman Cardinals as they toppled Abbotsford 76-68 on Friday night.

Leischer was 8-14 from the floor and had four assists.

Nick Brenner added 18 points for Newman, while Kasey Kalafice had 16 points and Charlie McCarty had 11 points.

Newman held a slim 28-25 advantage at halftime, before pouring it on in the second half.

“Tremendous effort by our guys tonight,” said Newman coach Dan Garrett. “I’m so proud of my team. We got down 11 early in the second half and then battled back to get a win. Soph0more Nick Brenner and Kasey Kalafice were fantastic off the bench for us tonight. Nick has been playing increased minutes the last few weeks and really stepped up today. He really sparked us tonight. They really gave us the energy we needed to overcome the deficit we faced early second half. To have the balance we had tonight was great having four guys in double figures was huge.”

1 2 F
Abbotsford 28 40 68
Newman 25 51 76

Newman Scoring: Leischer 23, Brenner 18, Kalafice 16, McCarty 11, Kimball 3, Shields 2, Ende 2, Zeimetz 1