Read the latest highlights and upcoming events.
The Newman men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game, and its eighth consecutive home game, as the Jets moved into sole possession of first place in the Heartland Conference with wins over pre-season Heartland Conference favorite Dallas Baptist and Arkansas-Fort Smith last week. Jaray Mathews played a key role in the wins, putting up 19 points and 10 rebounds in Newman’s 86-81 win over Dallas Baptist. The senior then dumped in 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Jets’ 97-84 win over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Saturday. Mathews was rewarded for his efforts by being named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week.
The sweep moves the Jets to 12-4 this season, and 5-1 in Heartland Conference play. They are back in action Thursday when they travel to Odessa, Texas, to take on Texas-Permian Basin in an 8 p.m. contest. They will complete their road swing with a 4:30 p.m. contest against Oklahoma Panhandle State Saturday night in Goodwell, Okla.
The women’s basketball team played just one game last week, and dropped a 67-59 decision to Arkansas-Fort Smith Saturday afternoon. Ladessa Nachbor scored a career-high 19 points, and Ellen Traylor added a career-high eight rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to push the Jets past the Lions.
The Jets currently stand at 4-12 this season, and 2-3 in Heartland Conference action. They are back in action Thursday when they travel to Odessa, Texas, to take on Texas-Permian Basin in a 5:30 p.m. contest. They will complete their road swing with a 2 p.m. contest against Oklahoma Panhandle State Saturday afternoon in Goodwell, Okla.
The Jets picked up their first dual win of the season with a 24-21 win over New Mexico Highlands last weekend at the Lone Star Duals in Arlington, Texas. Tyler Hasenbank led the way for the Jets in the weekend tournament, posting a 4-1 record in the Jets’ five matches. Hasenbank dropped his first match in a 13-4 major decision to the University of Nebraska Kearney’s Derek Ross, but rebounded for an 11-2 major decision of his own over the University of Central Oklahoma’s Kenny Meredith, and needed just 50 seconds to pin Adam Pacheco from New Mexico Highlands. Blake Fisher wrestled in just two matches, posting a 1-1 record, but moving to No. 8 in the latest 133 lb. national poll.
The Jets are back in action this weekend at the Central Missouri Dual Jamboree at Warrensburg, Mo.
The Newman University Athletics Department has partnered with College TV Ticket to bring Jets fans live webcasts of every Newman home basketball game. Cost to watch the webcast is $7.99 for a one-day subscription, $9.99 for a one-month subscription, or $64.99 for a 12-month subscription. A link to the service can be found on the Newman University Athletics website.