|IAC BOYS BASKETBALL: NEWARK VALLEY TOPPLES S-VE, 68-53 (2018-01-12)
Valley Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY — Newark Valley used a 21-8 third-quarter run to take control of a close game en route to a 68-53 win over S-VE here Friday night in IAC boys basketball action.
Kyle Coffin scored seven points, including a 3-pointer, in the first quarter, and Quartus Steika added six points, but Newark Valley only led 20-18, thanks to seven points by senior Tim Steiner, who drilled a 3-pointers, five points by junior Nathan Mack, and four points from freshman James Sutherlin.
Sutherlin scored four more points in the second quarter, and S-VE edged ahead 28-27 at the half, but it missed out on taking a bigger lead into the halftime intermission by making just 2 of 7 free-throw attempts in the stanza.
Steika knocked down a 3-pointers and 6 of 7 free-throw attempts among his 13 points in the third quarter, and Coffin added seven points, including his second trey, to help Newark Valley to a 48-36 lead into the final eight minutes.
The Cardinals spent the majority of the fourth quarter at the free-throw line, and made 14 of 26 attempts to secure the victory.
In the game, Newark Valley sank 28 of 43 attempts from the line, while S-VE was 7 of 16.
Steika and Coffin scored 24 points apiece to lead Newark Valley.
Nathan Mack scored 14 points, and hauled down nine rebounds to lead the Panthers, while junior Ben VanGalder had 10 points and four boards, Steiner contributed nine points, five rebounds, and five steals, sophomore Noah Mack added eight points, five assists, and two blocked shots, and Sutherlin chipped in with eight points and three rebounds.
S-VE, now 3-7, returns to action Tuesday at Newfield.
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