Leading 30-23 at the half, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team scored 14 straight points to open the second half, which helped them pull away for the 54-39 victory in Tuesday’s conference opener against Maiden.
Kevin Halloway scored 13 points for the Red Devils (4-2, 1-0), while Thomas Corpening, Kevin Cline and Joshuwell McCombs each scored eight points.
Maiden (3-3, 0-1) was led by Jalen Gibbs with 12 points and Jason Gantt with eight points.
Newton-Conover 68, Maiden 29
Shynese Whitener scored 22 points, while Kadesha Gibbs added 13 points to lead Newton-Conover to its first CVAC 2A win of the season.
The Lady Red Devils led 30-9 at halftime and scored 38 points in the second half, including 21 in the fourth.
Sabrien Gaither led Maiden with 20 of its 29 points in the game.