Number 4 ranked Newton out scored the Emporia High girls basketball team 48-35 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Emporia High held a 6-5 lead after the 1st quarter. Newton out scored the Lady Spartans 13-6 in the 2nd quarter to take a lead they would not give up. Newton held a 18-12 lead at halftime, 36-25 after 3 quarters. Coach Carolyn Lee was pleased with the effort.
Taylor Milleson was the lone Lady Spartan to score in double-figures with 13 points. Newton was led by Desi Ray Kernal with 17 points. The Emporia High girls will play at Parsons Tuesday.