Four shamrocks hit double figures in first round of South Callaway Tournament

Seth Schenck drains one of his four three's on the night, finishing with 16 points.

South Callaway, Mo. – New Haven erased any concern whether or not they would be game “speed” ready after not playing for over two weeks by jumping out to a 20-3 lead, rolling over New Bloomfield by 33 points, 68-35 advancing to Wednesday’s quarterfinals.

Coach Ray Steinhoff said, “We came out playing really well, shooting the ball really good…being unselfish…early in the game we had good ball handling and knocked down shots.”

Monday night’s game marked the first time all season New Haven had four kids score in double figures and tied a season high, hitting six 3’s. Seth Schenck hit four of the teams six three’s to finish with 16 points.

Kyle Reudiger led all scores with 19 points followed by Alex Poggas’ career high 16 points and Austin Madden finished with 13 points, hitting 5-6 from the line.

After New Bloomfield got off to a slow start, trailing 21-8 in the first quarter, they rebounded by outscoring New Haven 18-16 to end the first half and down just 10 points 31-21.

New Haven has shown they are capable of racking up points in a hurry.  New Bloomfield got a first hand experience when the Rocks doubled their lead over a two-minute stretch, sparked by Schenck knocking down his third three in the game and igniting a little "run and gun" from the Rocks.

Madden (pictured right) followed with a steal, shooting down the court like a bullet, extending New Haven's lead to 15.

Schenck followed Madden hitting his fourth bomb and making it an 18 point game.  New Haven continued their third quarter onslaught, ending the third quarter with a demanding 24-point lead.

The Shamrocks extended their lead in the fourth by holding New Bloomfield to just 14 second half points.

“This was a good win for us to start off…the tournament gets real tough from here on out.”

With Monday night’s win New Haven improves to 7-4 after scoring a season high 68 points.  New Haven will play the winner of (4) North Callaway and (5) Hermann.

(1) New Haven will play (4) North Callaway on Wednesday at the High School gym at 6 p.m.