Newman has Strong Debut as Spartans Handle Mesabi

Newman has Strong Debut as Spartans Handle Mesabi


Former Hillcrest standout athlete Kyler Newman made his Spartan Mens basketball debut on Friday night and came through with a 17 point performance on 6-of-7 shooting. He also had 3 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Spartans past Mesabi Range 82-67 on the first day of the Spartan Classic.

Aaron Solberg contributed a double-double (11 points, 14 rebounds), while adding 3 assists and 3 blocked shots. Austin Miller scored 15 points, Martin LaFond had 11 and TJ Martin had 10 points and 7 rebounds.

The Spartans made 49% (27-55) of their field goal attempts and buried 82% (23-28) of their free thows.

Mesabi Range shot just 33.3% (22-66) on the night. They were led by Calvin Lee (16 points, 8 rebounds), William Howard (11 points) and Markis Watkins (10 points, 4 rebounds). Alban Cooke came off the bench to score 9 points for the Norse.

M State (6-6) will host Itasca Community College at 5:00pm Saturday.
















Courtesy of Craig Olson Sports