Newman ousts North Butler in 1A regional quarterfinal

North Butler’s Madi Pleas (12) looks to pass the ball up the court to teammate Molly Adelmund in the first half after stealing the ball against Newman during the Class 1A regional quarterfinal. (Kristi Nixon photo)

GREENE – Both teams were battling like they knew what was at stake.

But Mason City Newman had all of the answers for North Butler’s girls’ basketball team in the Class 1A Region 2 quarterfinal in a 69-53 win over the Bearcats on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Greene.

It ended the season for first-year coach Megan Neuendorf’s team with an 11-10 record.

“I just told them, that any team that we go up against I know anyone I put out there, they are going to battle,” Neuendorf said of her team. “They play hard. Newman had an answer for everything we put up there..."

The full story appears in the Feb. 22 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.