Girls come from behind to top Chaska

New Prague’s Emily Schmitz brings the ball downcourt during the Trojans loss to Bloomington Kennedy Tuesday, Dec. 12. To see more photos go to click on the Blue Button. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team split a pair of non-conference games last week, losing to Bloomington Kennedy and rebounding with a win over Chaska.

The Trojans are 2-7 on the season and were scheduled to face Rochester Century on Tuesday, Dec. 19. New Prague hosts Lakeville South on Thursday, Dec. 21, then will return to action after Christmas with a home game against Blaine at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29.

Eagles 60, Trojans 49 New Prague and Bloomington Kennedy battled in a back-and-forth contest that saw the Eagles finish strong and claim a 60-49 win at New Prague Tuesday, Dec. 12

. New Prague was led by Emily Russo, who had 21 points. McKenzie Holgate added 13, while Sally Traxler had 6 points off the bench. Also scoring for the Trojans were Kate Seymour, and Makayla Shimek with 2 points each and Izzy Blanchard and Amanda Giesen with 1 each.

"It was a back-and-forth battle, but I don’t feel we played well at all start to finish. We were still able to keep things competitive throughout," Coach Luke Swedberg said.

Russo scored 11 points in the first half and had another 10 early in the second, but the Trojans were not able to...

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