Check out the latest updates on the Newman University Jets.
The Jets bounced back from last week’s tough loss at Fort Hays State with wins over Manhattan Christian and Emporia State in the past week. On Saturday, Newman overcame an 11-for-27 effort from the free throw line, and picked up a 77-61 win over Manhattan Christian, then on Wednesday Newman drained 15 three-pointers and held off a late Emporia State rally to earn a 80-77 win over the Hornets at White Auditorium in Emporia. Jake Darby’s 11 points led the Jets in Saturday’s win over Manhattan Christian, while Keaton Schultz was one of three Jets to hit four treys in Wednesday’s win over Emporia State. With the win, Newman is 5-2 on the season, and 2-1 against the prestigious MIAA conference.
The Jets return to action Saturday when they host York College in a 4 p.m. contest. The York Panthers are receiving votes in the latest NAIA national poll.
The women’s basketball team has not played since suffering an 88-57 loss last Wednesday at Fort Hays State. The Jets return to action Saturday when they host perennial Gulf South Conference power Ouachita Baptist in a 2 p.m. contest at Fugate Gymnasium.
The Newman bowling team gave top-ranked Wichita State all it could handle, but came up on the short end of a tightly-contested 3-2 decision in a best-of-five match last week at the Leatherneck Classic in Rock Island, Ill. Derek Hartnell’s 223 average and second-place individual finish led the Jets to a third-placed team finish in the event. The Newman women finished sixth behind Desiree Lee’s 197 average.
The bowlers are back in action Dec. 27 at the Keystone Classic in Allentown, Pa.
Austin Workman defeated the third-ranked junior college wrestler in the nation, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Jets past nationally-ranked Pratt Community College in last Wednesday’s dual. The Beavers defeated the Jets 31-9. Trae Treleaven picked up Newman’s only other win in the dual.
Saturday, Brent Fisher picked up pins in each of his first two matches in the 141 lb. championship bracket at the Bob Smith Open in Hays. Fisher went on to post a 3-2 record in the tournament to lead the Jets. Fisher’s twin brother, Blake, and Trae Treleaven were the only other NU wrestlers to post winning records in the tournament.
The Jets return to the mats Saturday when they head to Kearney, Neb., for the UNK Open.