New Prague hoops team loses to Hutchinson

By: 
Jay Schneider, Life/Enterprise

New Prague senior guard Mitch Callahan (1) played solid defense against Hutchinson guard Billy Marquardt during a 54-50 loss Friday, Feb. 7. (Jay Schneider photo)

A huge second half comeback came up just short Friday, Feb. 7 for the New Prague basketball team.

The Trojans trailed 30-19 at halftime and fell behind by as many as 18 points before pulling to within three against Hutchinson.

The Tigers held on, defeating the Trojans, 54-50 in a Wright County East Division game.

“We dug ourselves a hole going down by as many as 18 in the second half,” Trojan head coach Dan Peterka said. “We battled back and gave ourselves a chance down the stretch, but we couldn’t get it done.”

New Prague hit only 6-of- 24 (35%) from behind the three-point arc and finished shooting 17-of-56 (30%) overall. They also missed...

To see more on this story pick up the February 13, 2020 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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