Jackson Curnutte blocks shot

Jackson Curnutte (#20) blocks a Newton player’s shot.

The Chariton Varsity boys basketball team fell in their regular season opener at Newton, 53-46, On Tuesday night.

Senior Jackson Curnutte led Chariton offensively with 20 points including two three-pointers. He also had three assists, six rebounds, three steals and one block. Lance Wallace had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and one steal. Carson Rector had eight points including two three-pointers and one rebound.

Kyle Long led Newton with 19 points including four three-pointers. Noah Allen had 11 points and Adam Mathes had nine points for the Cardinals.

After falling behind 12-4 after one period, Chariton outscored Newton 42-41 over the final three quarters. The scoring differential between the teams was just one point for each of the final three quarters.

Chariton picked it up offensively outscoring Newton, 17-16, in the second period to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 28-21 at halftime. Newton outscored the Chargers 15-14 in the third to lead 43-35 after three periods. Chariton outscored Newton 11-10 in the fourth, but it wasn’t quite enough.

Senior Dylan Cain had four points, a team-high 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal. Hunter Koehn had two points and one rebound. Jordan Wood had six rebounds and one steal. Will Swarthout, Jesse Watkins and AJ Price also played.

Read the December 5, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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