Newberry rallies to defeat Emeralds
Trailing 16-8 after the opener, the Emeralds’ Coby Ryan netted 10 points in the second quarter to help Manistique jump out to a 26- 24 advantage at the half of the non-conference match-up in Newberry.
Up by two, Ryan hit from the floor early in the third, but the Emeralds again struggled, scoring just two more points – both from the free throw line – when the period came to an end.
A triple by the Indians’ John Paramski sparked a 17-point rally by Newberry in the third period.
Up 41-30, Newberry added 18 in the final eight minutes of play to beat Manistique 59- 40.
Tyler Kangas added 10 points, Tony Floyd five, Tanner Watson three, and Logan Hayward two.
After starting the season with four games on the road, Manistique returned home to take on Gwinn Friday night. In the end, the Modeltowners beat the Emeralds 51-34. No stats were available at press time.
Manistique will close out 2013 with a trip to Negaunee Friday.