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No. 2-ranked Waseca boys run past New Ulm

NEW ULM — Class AA No. 2-ranked Waseca crushed New Ulm 99-61 on Tuesday in a Big South Conference boys’ basketball game.

The loss dropped the Eagles to 4-5 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

The Bluejays used a balanced scoring attack, with three players scoring in double figures. Ryan Dufault led Waseca with 30 points, Andrew Morgan scored 24 points and Kyreese Willingham had 19 points. Zach Hoehn added 9 points.

Charlie Osborne led the Eagles with 30 points, Colton Benson scored 10 points and Isaiah Miller had 9 points.

Turnovers hurt New Ulm from the beginning. Osborne hit a 3 for the Eagles’ only lead of the game. Morgan’s basket regained the lead for Waseca. New Ulm turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, which resulted in baskets by Dufault, Morgan and Willingham, making it 10-3 Waseca.

Later in the first half, Dufault weaved between New Ulm defenders and scored, giving Waseca a 42-22 advantage.

Tave Ball scored on a fast-break layup. He was fouled and he dropped in the free throw.

Osborne answered for the Eagles with a 3-point shot at the buzzer for a 46-27 Waseca halftime advantage.

Morgan and Dufault scored baskets, were fouled and they hit their free throws to open the second half. Willingham added a 3-pointer on Waseca’s next trip down the floor, increasing the Bluejays’ advantage to 55-27.

Osborne answered for the Eagles with a basket for New Ulm’s first points in the second half.

Neither team had any big runs in the second half.

New Ulm will play at Fairmont on Friday.

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