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Poor Shooting Gives Knoxville Boys 17th Loss On The Season

The ball simply was not going in…that was the simple explanation of Knoxville Boys Coach Jeff Larson after last night’s loss to Newton 57-31. Newton’s pressure defense and constant movement on offense kept the Panthers off balance all night. Knoxville did make a run similar to Tuesday’s comeback against Oskaloosa. Knoxville was trailing by 20 points early in the third quarter, and a quick eight/nothing spurt forced the Cardinals to call a time out. After that, Newton went on an even quicker seven/nothing run to put the game away. Gerritt Davis and Bryant McWilliams shared high point honors for Knoxville who drops to 1-17 on the season and 0-10 in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Knoxville will host Norwalk on Tuesday in its next game.