[For The Times | Katy Arnold]
Reed-Custer — despite recapturing its inside game late as Heisner finished with a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds — never managed to cut the deficit back to single digits.
"We're still looking for guards, still looking for guys to step up and handle the ball," Comets coach Mark Porter said after seeing his squad commit 22 turnovers. "We're starting to get some answers to some of our puzzle, but we still have questions.
"We know our bigs are one of our strengths. We've got to find guards who can get them the ball."
Chapman with 13 points, three assists, five rebounds and three steals; Nathan Christian with nine points and four rebounds; Alex Tollefson with 10 points, three assists, a team-high seven rebounds and three steals; Austin Tollefson off the bench with 11 points and three assists; and
Slivka with a nine-point, three-assist, five-steal effort paced Newark's seven-man roster to its second victory in as many nights.
Newark shot 39.6 percent from the field (29.4 from 3-point distance); Reed-Custer 34.7 (13.3 percent).
"We'll shoot a lot better," Coach Tollefson said. "If we shoot, we'll be dangerous, because we're really good shooters even though the first two games (we haven't shot) well."
The Norsemen now have a couple days off before returning to Seneca on Friday for a 6 p.m. tilt against the Red Devils of Hall (2-0), with the winner advancing to Saturday's 7:30 p.m. championship game.