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Knoxville Falls Twice At Newton

Posted: Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 6:00 am

A 16-4 run in the fourth quarter by Newton blew open a tight game and the Cardinals defeated the Knoxville Girls Basketball Squad 60-47 last night. The panthers struggled with foul trouble all game long and were forced into 22 turnovers while being outrebounded 33-22. Knoxville is now 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the Little Hawkeye Conference. The boys allowed nine three point shots by Newton and fell 78-64 last night. One bright spot for the Panthers was Nathan Winters who had 19 points and proved nearly unstoppable in the paint. Coach Jeff Larson told KNIA/KRLS while the inside play has improved, the guys still need to get better at that. Knoxville is now 2-4 on the season and 1-2 in the conference. Knoxville is off until January seventh when the Panthers travel to Norwalk.