Newman men’s basketball rolls in final non-league home game

Dec 09, 2015

Senior Gavin Thurman poured in a season-high 27 points and added eight rebounds, leading four players in double figures as the Newman Men’s Basketball Team led wire-to-wire to dispatch Bethel College, 99-77, on Monday, Dec. 7.

In the final non-conference tune-up at home for the Jets (6-1), Thurman shot 9-of-13 from the floor and 3-of-6 from deep to help push hot-shooting Newman’s winning streak to three games over the past 10 days. The hosts shot 52.1 percent for the game, including 46.9 percent from 3-point range to hold off the Threshers (2-11), who shot nearly as well. The Jets have scored 99, 98 and 92 points over their three-game winning streak, the first time they’ve scored at least 90 in three consecutive games since January 2009.

Junior Daniel Nwosu also reached a season-high with 18 points, with all of his scoring coming on six 3-pointers in seven attempts. Junior Jarvis Williams scored 12 points, while senior Cortrael Colbert dumped in 10. That pairing combined for seven assists, while senior James Pegues went for nine points and six rebounds.

Newman goes on the road for its last non-conference contest of the season Dec. 12, heading to Liberty, Mo., for a 3 p.m. tip-off against William Jewell.

Click on the video below to watch highlights and postgame comments of the Newman-Bethel game.