Girls advance to 2AAA finals


The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team advanced to the Section 2AAA championship game with a 66-41 win over Willmar in the semifinals Saturday, March 2, at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. 

The Trojans jumped to an early lead thanks to their usual full court pressure defense and hot outside shooting from senior Annie Dittberner, who had three three-pointers, and eighth-grader Maizie Deihl, who had two. 

Deihl led the Trojans with 19 points and Dittberner added 17. Ella Grote added 10 points for New Prague. New Prague forced 32 Cardinal turnovers. 

The Trojans will face Mankato East, which defeated Marshall in the other semifinal game, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Gustavus.