At the end of first quarter, Belle held the lead 11-8. In the beginning of the second quarter, Brady Kruse subbed in. Then, with only thirty seconds left in the quarter, Justin Shockley was fouled and was given two free throws. Even though he made both, Belle still held the lead with the score of 21-19. The game intensified after halftime, leading New Haven to a win with a score of 34-26.
“From the stands, I felt like the boys worked really hard and worked well together to get the win,” commented Jenny Gallardo.
The varsity game followed immediately after the junior varsity game. The starters for varsity were Dylan Goodwin, Kyle Ruediger, Cameron Pritchett, Jared Horstmann, and Brandon Carey.
At the end of first quarter, New Haven was in the lead with a score of 10-5. In the beginning of second quarter, New Haven held the lead with a score of 18-8. After halftime, the pace picked up to end off the night with a win.
Jon Stone, a varsity player stated, “Brandon Carey’s charge was the best part of the game!”
Kyle Luecke, a varsity player mentioned, “The game went good and we played hard.”
New Haven carried away the final score with 39-29 after an intense game against Belle.
“It was good to go out with a first win,” varsity player, Kyle Ruediger stated. “You have to work to be better everyday.”
“I think we played good for our first game of the season,” explained manager Courtney Yowell. “Even though they have some skills and learning to do, I think that it is going to be a good season and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
-by Karissa Durbin