Shamrocks win second in a row - Madden scores career high 14 points

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Pictured above: Austin Madden who scored a career high 14 points.

New Haven, Mo – New Haven came out setting the tone defensively early on in last night’s four rivers conference action against St. Clair leading the Shamrocks to their 12th win overall and improving to 2-1 in the conference.

Austin Madden led the works with a career high 14 points, toping his 12 points in last Saturday’s game.  Charlie Tritch stepped up adding eight points to help led New Haven to their second conference win 35-30.

New Haven ended the third quarter by Ryan Menke draining a 15 footer from the baseline, fading out of bounds, and somehow getting it to fall, giving the rocks a 27-23 lead.

The Shamrocks increased their led to seven, thanks to New Haven’s defense, which had been fierce all night long, causing havoc on St. Clair’s offense.

Pictured left to right: Ryan Menk guards Neyko Dominguez who Menke held to just nine points.

Coach Ray Steinhoff said, “Defensively is where I really felt we set the tone.  I think a lot of our credit on the defensive end has to go to Ryan Menke, he was outstanding.  Neyko Dominguez is their leading scoring averaging 15 points per game.  Dominguez get’s his points at the rim, overall Ryan did a great job of defending and our help defense did a great job when he (Ryan) needed help.”

Steinhoff said, “Charlie had struggled offensively as of late, but a lot of that was due to the injury he sustained at South Callaway, and I have to give him credit, the past few games he has had to play through injury and tonight Charlie moved a lot better and was able to be more aggressive…scoring points offensively.”

Steinhoff said he had talked to his team before the game and asked them to compete hard, “which they did”.  Overall Steinhoff was proud how the boys came out and played hard, guarded hard, and “offensively it was a team effort.”

New Haven improves to 12-7 on the year.  They will travel to Union on Tuesday as they continue conference play.  Prior to the night, Union was 0-2 in the conference and 9-11 overall.

QNHN will be broadcasting live from Union on Tuesday and the remaining season for the shamrocks.  Tune in to listen to the last six games of the year before New Haven enters into district play.