Boys win 1AAA hoops title; Girls to play for 3rd at state

The New Prague Trojan boys basketball team won the Section 1AAA championship Friday with a 46-42 victory over the St. Thomas Academy Cadets.

New Prague led by as many as 11 in the first half, but the Cadets closed strong in the first half, then took a brief lead at 25-24 with 13:44 remaining in the game. Connor O'Brien responded with a pair of put-backs and the Trojans never trailed after that. O'Brien finished with a game-high 18 points, 16 of those in the second half. Dan Geiger had 10 points.

The Trojans (21-8) were never ranked in the top 10 during the season.

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