The Newport Lightning girls' basketball team took first place in the eighth-grade gold division of the Halloween Ball Tournament.
The Lightning began the Halloween Ball Tournament with a convincing 40-15 win over SGV. Natalia Bruening started the Lightning with a quick six points to set the tone for the game. Leading in scoring and the offense was point guard Frankie Wade with 12 points. Also contributing to the game was Heather Fujii, who played an all-around great game.
The second game was the closest of the tournament against the Aikanes. The Newport Lightning, who lost to the Aikanes two weeks ago, stepped up play to win, 40-34. Justine Modde led all scorers with 14 points.