By Rick O’Brien, Inquirer Columnist
Ja’Quan Newton and his Neumann-Goretti teammates were mindful of last season’s disappointing showing against fellow powerhouse Chester. Fifteen turnovers spelled a lopsided loss in a nationally-televised contest.
“We kind of came into this one with a chip on our shoulder,” the senior standout said of Sunday night’s rematch. “We wanted to do the same thing to them that they did to us.”
With Newton producing 19 points, the guard-dominated Saints, who this time shined while handling the Clippers’ defensive pressure, rolled to a 73-55 triumph in the ninth annual Jameer and Pete Nelson Scholastic Play-By-Play Holiday Classic at Widener.
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