New Ulm boys basketball team played the New Prague Trojans at home on March 7.
New Ulm boys basketball team played the New Prague Trojans at home on March 7.

Eagles crazy comeback

New Ulm boys played their first game of the section playoffs.

March 13, 2023

The New Ulm boys defeated the New Prague Trojans to move on in the section playoffs, and are looking to go to state for the first time in 30 years.

The Eagles were down early in the game with a couple of three-pointers in a row by the Trojans leading them to a 14-3 lead. The rest of the first half was tough on the Eagles trying to mount a comeback but found themselves losing 41-27 at halftime.

The start of the second half was back and forth, the Eagles were down by more than 10 for most of the game. Near the end of the game, the Eagles forced some key turnovers and made some big shots to cut the lead down. “We forced some turnovers to get the ball back when we really needed it,” Senior guard Mason Epper said.

With just 2 minutes left, Colton Benson hit a monster three to take the lead 56-55. They held off the Trojans in the final minutes to win 58-55 and move further in the section playoffs.

Benson ended the game with 29 points, adding to his huge total on the year, and James Osborne ended with 10 points. “We hope to beat Worthington our next game and advance to the section championship,” Senior guard Collin Horning said.

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