Trojan boys repeat as GSL champs

The New Prague High School boys basketball team successfully defended the championship at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Tournament last week, beating Hutchinson 84-58 in the championship game.

Four of the five Trojan starters were named to the all-tournament team.

New Prague sports a 6-1 record. They were scheduled to play Edina Tuesday, Jan. 6. Their next game is at Albert Lea Thursday, Jan. 8. On Tuesday Jan. 13, they travel to Jordan.

Trojans 72, Panthers 60

New Prague opened up an early lead and led most of the game, but had trouble putting away the host Panthers in the tournament semifinals.

Connor O'Brien led the Trojans as they established an inside game in the first half, scoring 11 points. He finished with a game-high 24. Sam Dittberner and Danny Geiger also added to the scoring, both making three field goals in the first half. Geiger finished with 16 and Dittberner had eight. Alex Dittberner contributed seven points off the bench,

The Trojans were 29 of 56 shooting, for 52 percent. New Prague held a 38-25 advantage on the boards. Isaac Cross had three blocked shots and Sam Dittberner and Geiger each had four assists, while Geiger and Schoenecker had three steals each.

New Prague 35 37 - 72

Glencoe-SL 28 32 - 60

Dec. 29, at Glencoe

New Prague (72) Schoenecker 7, S. Dittberner 8, O'Brien 24, Geiger 16, Cross 4, A. Dittberner 7, Girten 6, Zweber 0

Glencoe-Silver Lake (60) O'Donnell 3, Ranzau 10, Dummer 12, Lang 16, Santen 12, Paggan 0, Loedus 0, Keenan 0, Ahlfs 2, Andusan 0, Savre 2, Zajicek 3, Ober 0, Komerea 0

Fouls: NP 14, GSL 18; Fouled out: S. Dittberner, Ranzau; Technical Fouls: none; Three point goals: NP 5 (Schoenecker, O'Brien 2, Girten, Geiger), GSL 6 (O'Donnell, Lang 2, Zajicek, Santen 2)

Trojans 84, Tigers 60

New Prague had its best showing of the tournament in the championship contest, defeating Hutchinson 84-58 in an all-Missota final.

We jumped out with a big lead and never let them back in the game

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