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Wabasso boys earn redemption, beat Cathedral

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm Cathedral’s Logan Haala (5) gets a shot off over Wabasso’s Isaac Kronback (10) during the first half Thursday at CHS.

By Jeff Meder

Journal Sports Writer

NEW ULM — Wabasso earned redemption with a 61-38 victory over New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday in a Tomahawk Conference boys’ basketball game.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Greyhounds.

The Rabbits lost to the Greyhounds 63-62 on Jan. 25, and Wabasso had won only two of its past five games.

Jayden Goblish hit a 3 for Wabasso to start the game after the Rabbits took the opening tip-off. Justin Berg answered for Cathedral with a 3 to tie it.

Later, Luke Mages was credited with a basket with a goaltending violation being called on Wabasso. That basket gave Cathedral its only lead of the game at 7-5. Will Carson responded with a fast-break layup to tie it again. There would be one more tie which was 12-12 after Cathedral’s Logan Haala canned a 3.

Wabasso’s Goblish answered with a 3, to regain the advantage. Baskets by Will Carson, Wall, Isaac Kronback and Carlson added a 3 to complete a 9-0 run.

Haala of Cathedral nailed a close-up shot underneath the basket at the buzzer to cut its deficit to 26-20 Wabasso at halftime.

Wabasso started going inside for baskets and it was able to draw fouls. The Rabbits continued with a tough defense, good rebounding and scoring baskets. Both teams scrambled for a loose ball midway through the second half. The Rabbits got the ball and Matthew Evink scored.

Gillis and Jevan Wilfahrt scored on consecutive trips down the court, making it 33-26 Wabasso. Kronback hit a 3 and Sam Fenger scored on a slam-dunk.

Wall tossed the ball to Carlson who pulled up and knocked down a 3-point shot to give the Rabbits sufficient breathing room for the win.

Will Carlson led the Rabbits with 14 points, while Sam Fenger and Kronback each added 11 points.

Jevan Willfahrt led the Greyhounds with 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Haala had 7 points with seven rebounds. Gillis had seven rebounds.

Wabasso (6-6, 6-6) will play at Heron Lake-Okabena on Tuesday. Cathedral (9-3, 9-3) will host Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s (10-2, 10-1) on Tuesday.

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