NEWTON — It appears the fortunes of Newton boys basketball are changing.
The Railers took both ends of a doubleheader with McPherson’s eighth-graders on Thursday, which matched the sweep by the Newton boys in the seventh-grade games.
The Bullpups fell 54-37, with Cody Stufflebean and Hayes Schmid leading the Bullpups with nine points apiece.
The A-team is now 5-4.
The B-team lost 49-41 despite 17 points by Drew Schrader, and another 11 by Sam Pyle and Keaten Stockham.
The B-team also is 5-4.
MMS is off until Thursday when it plays at Derby.
MMS A (37) — Stufflebean 9, Schmid 9, Hoppes 5, Richardson 4, Courtney 4, Feil 2, Stecklein 2, Pyle 2.
MMS B (41) — Schrader 17, Pyle 11, Stockham 11, Stecklein 2.