Trojan boys to defend tourney championship

The New Prague Trojans were scheduled to play Hutchinson for the championship at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Invitational Tuesday at 8 p.m.

New Prague is the defending tournament champion.

The Trojans opened the tournament Saturday with a 68-59 win over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop Saturday, then followed that with a 72-60 win against the host Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers.

The Trojans return to action Tuesday, Jan. 6, when they face Edina. That game will be played at the Edina Community Center, located off of Highway 100 at 7:15 p.m. The Trojans travel to Albert Lea Thursday, Jan. 8.

Trojans 68, Thunderbirds 59

Danny Geiger scored 24 points to lead the Trojans to a first-round win at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Tournament Saturday.

Geiger was held to just one first-half field goal, but had seven of eight free throws for nine points at halftime. He added 15 points in the second half. Connor O'Brien was solid on the inside. The 6-foot, 7-inch senior had 17 points and nine rebounds. Isaac Cross added 10 points and nine rebounds, six of them off the offensive glass.

Sam Dittberner had six assists and four steals for the Trojans, while Geiger added four assists and three steals and O'Brien had three steals as well. The Trojans had 17 steals and forced 24 turnovers. New Prague took care of the ball itself, with just 13 turnovers.

The Trojans shot a respectable 24 of 50 from two-point range, but had troubles from long range, making just one of 15 three-point attempts.

Trojans 72, Panthers 60

New Prague defeated Glencoe-Silver Lake in the semifinals Monday. O'Brien led the Trojans with 24 points. More information will be in next week's edition of The New Prague Times.

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