Read the latest updates on the Newman Jets.
The Jets pushed their record to 6-2 last week with wins at Emporia State, and at home against a York College team that was receiving votes in the NAIA national poll. Keaton Schultz tied his career high with a 16-point outing against Emporia State, then shattered that career high with a 28-point performance in the win over York. The Heartland Conference took notice of Schultz’ outstanding play, naming him this week’s Heartland Conference Player of the Week, Newman’s first basketball Player of the Week honoree this season.
Newman opens conference play Thursday when they host St. Edward’s in an 8 p.m. contest at Fugate Gymnasium, then hosts Texas A&M International Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Newman couldn’t catch a break in games against Ouachita Baptist and Missouri Western last week. The Jets fell to Gulf South Conference power Ouachita Baptist, 76-59, then dropped a 57-45 decision to the MIAA’s Missouri Western two days later. The Jets are in the midst of a five-game skid, as St. Edward’s comes in to open Heartland Conference play at 5:30 Thursday evening. Newman hosts Texas A&M International Saturday at 2 p.m. as well.
Brent Fisher and Brandan Ewertt wrestled well at the UNK Open in Kearney, Neb., last weekend. Fisher went 5-1 before losing to the top seed in the 149 lb. bracket, but was forced to injury default to fourth place in the event. Ewertt, meanwhile, posted a 4-2 record in the 184 lb. bracket. The Jets are off until Jan. 9 when they travel back to Nebraska for the Hastings College Quality Hotel Open.