Huskies roll over New Ulm

File photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Josh Wenninger takes the ball to the basket in a recent game at New Ulm High School.

NEW ULM — Leading start to finish, the Jackson County Central Huskies won their third game overall on the season with a 77-62 victory over the New Ulm Eagles Friday night.

Carter Ahrens and Travis Rogotzke paced the Huskies (3-12, 2-10 in the Big South West) with 13 points each.

Josh Wenninger led the Eagles, 2-6 in the Big South East and 4-8 overall, with a game-high 25 points. Connor Slette added 11.

For the Eagles, who host Fairmont tonight, it was a case of having a hard time of getting out of the blocks.

JCC built leads of 15-6 and 22-10.

New Ulm did slice into that lead and cut it to 24-16 on a Colton Benson 3-pointer.

But the Huskies responded with an 8-0 run that regained momentum for them that saw them double up the score on the Eagles at 32-16.

JCC kept the lead at double-digits in the first half and carried a 50-34 lead into halftime.

Wenninger’s basket for New Ulm started a mini 6-0 run that cut the lead to 52-42 and a Slette basket with 13 minutes left in the game sliced the lead to 54-48.

A Hunter Sehr 3-pointer at the 9:21 mark pulled New Ulm to within 64-55 and a Wenninger free throw pulled New Ulm to within 67-58 at the 8:21 mark.

But that was as close as New Um was able to come to the Huskies the rest of the game.


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)


Starting at $4.75/week.

Subscribe Today