Sweet redemption - Rocks sneak past Washington in overtime 32-31

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Pictured above: Kyle Ruediger banks in the jumber for two of a game high 14 points.

Washington, Mo. – Saturday was the first round of Borgia’s annual JV Boys Basketball Tournament.  The Shamrocks came in as the number five seed to face Washington who was seeded fourth.

Despite a 12 minute scoring drought that began in the second quarter and a led 7-18, New Haven some how battled back in the fourth after being down 25-18, to force overtime with the score knotted at 29 all.

In overtime it was the Shamrock’s defense that propelled them to a one point win and sneaking past Washington (32-31) in spite of only hitting 3 of 8 free throws.  It was not a pretty win for the Rocks, but a win is a win.

Pictured right: Ross Seittter lays in two of his seven poitns.

New Haven’s Kyle Ruediger led all scores with 14 points and Ross Seitter adding seven points.  The Rocks had faced Washington in their season opener, losing 46-28.

Coach Tim Stroble said afterwards, “I was proud how they fought back…they played hard and never gave up.” 

Saturday’s win was the teams ninth of the year, with an overall record of 9-2.

The Rocks will next play on Wed. against the number one seeded Borgia Knights at 6:40 p.m.

If New Haven has any hopes of advancing to Sat. Championship game they will have to shoot better than 10-18 from the line and do a much better job of handling the ball.