Trojan boys split Missota games

In a game between two top-10 teams, Shakopee, rated No. 10 in Class AAAA, defeated New Prague, No. 9 in Class AAA, 74-61 Friday.

The loss was just the second for the Trojans, who have a 12-2 record (1-1 Missota) going into Tuesday's game at Holy Angels.

Earlier in the week, New Prague defeated Prior Lake 65-51.

New Prague will travel to Hutchinson Friday, Feb. 1, then host Northfield Monday, Feb. 4.

Trojans 65, Lakers 51

New Prague opened up a 12-point halftime lead and maintained that lead for most of the game as they began the Missota Conference schedule with a 65-51 win over Prior Lake Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Tony Johnson paced the Trojans with 24 points, while Dan Geiger added 17 and Adam Michel 10.

New Prague 30 35 - 65

Prior Lake 18 33 - 51

Jan. 22, at Savage

New Prague (75) Dittberner 7, Michel 10, Johnson 24, Geiger 17, Weiers 3, Gross 0, Con. O'Brien 2, Stepka 0, Col. O'Brien 2

Prior Lake (51) Kemper 2, Anderson 16, Ludwig 1, Holte 0, Bolks 4, Snyder 7, Pold 0, Beckman 10, Johnson 11, Flaschenrem 0

Fouls: NP 19, PL 24; Fouled out: Ludwig, Technical fouls: none; Three point goals: NP 6 (Michel, Johnson 5), PL 6 (Snyder, Beckman 2, Anderson 3)

Sabers 74, Trojans 61

The Trojans trailed by just three points at halftime, but Shakopee pulled away in the second half.

The Sabers defense held Johnson to just seven points. The senior had been in double figures in every game this season and had topped 20 points in each of the five previous games. Geiger had 19 points and Michel 14 for the Trojans.

New Prague 35 26 - 61

Shakopee 38 36 - 74

Jan. 25, at Shakopee

New Prague (61) Dittberner 2, Michel 14, Johnson 7, Geiger 19, Weiers 6, Gross 5, Con. O'Brien 6, Stepka 0, Col. O'Brien 2

Shakopee (74) Sames 13, Killeen 26, Korthour 0, Ewing 9, Zager 6, Ellikoinen 3, Hentges 7, Kubitz 0, Young 10, Olupo 0

Fouls: NP 21, Sha 16; Fouled out: none; Technical fouls: none; Three point goals: NP 8 (Gross, Michel 4, Johnson, Geiger 2), Sha 5 (Ellikoinen, Killeen 4, Ewing)

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