South Callaway, Mo. - Wednesday night, New Haven defeated North Callaway 47-43, advancing into Saturday’s Championship game; but without Kyle Ruedgier in the line-up.
In a physical second half, Austin Madden was the first Shamrock knocked to the floor after taking a blow to the right side of his head. Madden was off the ball guarding his man and the next minute he was on the floor holding his head.
Thursday morning, Coach Ray Steinhoff received good news and bad news after Wednesday night’s semifinal in the South Callaway Tournament.
The good news is that Madden has been cleared to play in Saturday’s Championship game after doctors found nothing indicating that he had suffered a concussion.
Coach Ray Steinhoff said, “Kyle [Ruediger] had x-rays taken and showed no fracture to his right ankle, which is good news, but he will not play on Saturday and we do not know how long he will be out. He was at school today but is in a lot of pain. It could be weeks…months…really we have no idea.”
New Haven will face a very good Russellville team who knocked of South Callaway. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be broadcasted live on QuickNewsNow.com.
South Callaway, Mo. - In Wednesday night’s win, New Haven’s Kyle Ruediger injured his right lower leg after he was fouled midway through the fourth quarter.
Ruediger was driving down the right side of the lane when a North Callaway player fouled him after going up for a layup, sending him out of bounds and on the floor in obvious pain.
Ruediger had to be carried off the court. There is no word on the extent of his injury as of late Wednesday night. He was taken to the Emergency Room by private vehicle to have x-rays taken.
We will have more details on his condition as well as a complete story on New Haven advancing into Saturday’s Championship game.
Ruediger currently leads New Haven in scoring, (15pts/gm) rebounding, (5.8/gm) and averages just under two assists per game.