Bluejays win 9th straight with rout over New Ulm boys
NEW ULM — Waseca earned its ninth consecutive win as the Bluejays crushed New Ulm 87-46 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball contest.
New Ulm head coach Steve Foley said it was a combination of the Eagles giving up too many second and third shots and having too many turnovers which led to easy baskets for the Bluejays.
“Our defense started to suffer and lose confidence to a good team,” Foley said.
Foley said the Eagles started out fine. By his estimate, Waseca scored 14 of 18 points on transition baskets.
The Bluejays had runs in the first half of 14-0 and 11-0 to hold a 50-23 halftime advantage.
New Ulm tried to overcome Waseca’s lead, but the Bluejays were not intimidated and they found a way to score. The Eagles outscored Waseca 7-4 early in the second half.
Noah Hauge scored a 3-point basket while Connor Foley added two baskets in that stretch.
Waseca remained confident and was able to score as needed for the rest of game.
Foley hit a 3-pointer but Waseca’s Adam Schumacher and Andrew Morgan responded with 3-pointers of their own.
Reece Melby hit one of two free throws while Augie Babel added a basket to close out the Eagles’ scoring. Kyreese Willingham dropped a 3-point shot in between the two Eagle scores for the final score.
Connor Foley scored 20 points for New Ulm.
New Ulm (6-5, 2-3) will travel to Fairmont on Thursday.