Trojan boys get big win over Giants

The New Prague boys basketball team bounced back from a December 15 loss to Wasea with a big 89-73 win over Le Sueur-Henderson Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Trojan gym.

The Trojans' game against Faribault on Thursday, Dec. 21, was postponed. No makeup date has been set as of press time.

New Prague will compete in the Federated Insurance Tournament in Owatonna Thursday and Friday. Their first round game is Thursday at 6 p.m. against St. Francis. The other first round game features host Owatonna against Waseca. The third place game is 6 p.m. Friday, with the championship game at 7:45 p.m.

The Trojans will host Northfield Friday, Jan. 5, to kick off their Missota Conference schedule.

Trojans 89, Giants 73

Le Sueur-Henderson scored the first two baskets of the game, but New Prague bounced back with a pair of three-pointers by Tony Johnson and Adam Michel and a steal and layup followed by a free throw by Michel to take a 9-4 lead, and they never trailed after that.

Johnson got the Trojans' motor running with 21 of his game-high 26 points in the first half. Michel spent much of the first half on the bench after picking up two quick fouls, but he finished with 16 points, 11 of them in the second half. Freshman Danny Geiger had 17 points for the Trojans and sophomore Eric Meger came off the bench to score 11.

The Trojans used an aggressive attack, getting a number of fast break opportunities against the Giants. Le Sueur-Henderosn had no one in double figures, but had a very balanced attack that had 10 different players scoring between six and nine points.

Le Sueur-Hend. 31 42 - 73

New Prague 44 45 - 89

Dec 19, at New Prague

Le Sueur-Henderson (73) Boelter 7, Plonske 6, Silva 9, Kerr 6, Knox 2, Schmidt 8, Wagner 8, VanDorpe 0, Mcpartland 8, R. Kroehler 6, Lieske 0, G. Kroehler 6, Scott 7

New Prague (89) Fischer 0, Dittberner 4, Michel 16, Johnson 26, Geiger 17, Meger 11, Litzau 2, Stocker 7, Pleiss 4, Geyen 0, O'Brien 2

Fouls: LSH 22, NP 17; Fouled out: Boelter; Technical Fouls: New Prague bench; Three point goals: LSH 10 (Schmidt 2, Wagner, Boelter, Plonske 2, Silva, McPartlan 2, R. Kroehler), NP 5 (Meger 2, Michel, Stocker, Johnson)

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