Newark Rolls To A 57-35 Victory To Capture Class 1A Title

Behind a balanced attack of four double-digit scorers, Newark beat Winchester 57-35 Saturday in Peoria and capped off a 33-1 season with the school's first state championship.

Delaware recruit Kyle Anderson chipped in 11 points and nine steals, marking only the eighth time this season Anderson failed to lead the team in scoring. He finished his career as the leading scorer in school history.

John Avery was nearly perfect, going five for six from the field and six for six at the line en route to 17 points and four blocks.

Newark, located a little over an hour west of Chicago, jumped to a 18-9 first-quarter lead and never looked back. A 16-4 third quarter led to 24-point lead and allowed Newark to coast the rest of the way.

The hot start by Newark neutralized Winchester's stifling man-to-man defense and they were unable to recover.

In the losing effort, Winchester was led by forward Wes Buhlig with 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting.

Winchester is also known as West Central Co-Op. The sports programs are a combination of athletes from Winchester and Bluffs, Illinois, small towns about an hour west of Springfield.

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