Shamrocks finish up season strong rolling into districts

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New Haven, Mo – Friday night New Haven played in front of a packed house filled with shamrock fans, decked out in their green and white.  It was also a night filled with emotions as New Haven’s six seniors played their final game on the "Ray Steinhoff Court".

It was the final time they would suit up in their locker room and the last time seniors would step into Mrs. Hoener’s classroom, going over that night’s game plan.

Ryan Menke, in our postgame interview said, “It’s a bitter sweet kind of feeling.  I have been here my whole life and to say I am not going play here no more, it’s going to be kind of weird.  It was fun while it lasted and that is for sure.”

Senior Charlie Tritch lead all scores with 14 points and the fifth straight game to post double figures.  In New Haven’s finial five games Tritch has averaged 15 points per game, giving New Haven a much needed inside threat.  The majority of Tritch’s points are in a large part to New Haven’s guards attacking the basket and dishing it off to Tritch and Lance Gerlemann.

New Haven began the third quarter with a seven-point lead, dropping a boom on Silex as the rocks quickly took a 17-point lead.  New Haven rolled through fourth and a 20-point win over Silex, 47-27.  This marked New Haven’s second straight win to end the regular season, 14-11, and playing well at the right time as they head to Bismark on Wed. for their first district game.

Ben Kallmeyer drains a three late in the first quarter.

Senior Ben Kallmeyer may have had one of his best games and what a better way to play your last game at New Haven.  Kallmeyer had a game high and season high eight rebounds, hit a season high two from downtown, dished out three assists, and finished with eight points.

Senior John Carey drained his first career three pointer to finish with five points and four rebounds.  Gerlemann finished with seven points, three assists, and seven rebounds and Menke finished with five points and five assists after he dished out a season high 11 assists in Tuesday night’s game.

QNHN will be giving live updates on Wednesday’s boys game and Thursday’s girls game.  If either team would play on Friday, Keith and Kyle will be there to bring you live play-by-play action the same way we have all season.