New Haven’s varsity teams win season openers. Girls destroy Wright City 54-6

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--Sophomore Kyle Ruediger made his first start at the varsity level on Tuesday, scoring a game high 21 points while dishing out four assists, four steals, and snagging five rebounds to help lead New Have with a season opening win over Belle 47-28.

Coach Ray Steinhoff said, “The boys played really hard, making a lot of unselfish plays and a good way to start of the season.”

New Haven had a combined 13 assist as Seth Schenck led the way with five.  More importantly New Haven forced 20 turnovers while only committing eight.

A key factor we mentioned in our preseason outlook was  New Haven had to rebound and get to the foul line.

New Haven gave up just two offensive boards and went 9-14 from the free throw line.

New Haven, seeded 5th will take on the fourth seeded Montgomery County Bulldogs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday's first round of the Montgomery County Tournament.

The Bulldogs had a good start to their season by defeating Hermann 64-47.

It will be interesting to see how New Haven comes out against the Bulldogs.  Since Adam Meyer took over the program Montgomery likes to play a faster paced game.

It may be a first round game but expect a close hard fought one that very well could go down to the wire.

The Lady Shamrocks destroyed Wright City 54-6 on Monday in their season opener.

Coach Doug Peirick said, “In a game like this it’s hard to really to take much away from it.  Monday will be a different story.”

The Lady Rocks seeded 5th, will play in the first round of the Montgomery County Tournament on Monday against (4) Mexico at 6 p.m.

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