Trojans Open Season With Win Against Granton

Junior Michael Pederson shoots a 3-pointer with 4:11 remaining in the first half against Independence Thursday, Nov. 29. Pederson led New Auburn with 14 points in the game.

The New Auburn Trojans boys basketball team started off the season with a 64-32 win against Granton Monday, Nov. 26.

The Trojans led 33-13 at halftime, and nine players scored New Auburn. Juniors Ethan Patz and Michael Pederson led both teams with 17 points apiece, and sophomore Tristan Harder scored 12 points.

Noah McConkey led Granton with 15 points.

New Auburn hosted Independence Thursday, Nov. 29. The Indees jumped out to a 12-0 lead, led 26-17 at halftime and went on to win 47-42.

Pederson led New Auburn with 14 points and senior Ethan Harder scored 11 points.

Independence’s Sam Killian led both teams with 18 points.

New Auburn (1-1) hosts Bruce Friday, Dec. 7 and Prairie Farm Tuesday, Dec. 11.

This year’s team includes seniors Ethan Harder and Remington Robey; juniors Domonic Johnson, Aaron Hinton, Ethan Patz and Michael Pederson; sophomores Tristan Harder and Nick Walker; and freshman Triton Robey. Keenan Dahl returns as head coach, and is joined by assistants Richard Dachel and Ryan Dachel.

New Auburn 64, Granton 32

Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Granton

Noah McConkey 15, Teagan Friedeman 9, Rick Bartsch 5, Dillon Muraski 3. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 10 10-15 32.

New Auburn

Ethan Patz 17, Michael Pederson 17, Tristan Harder 12, Nick Walker 5, Aaron Hinton 5, Ethan Harder 3, Derrick Taylor 2, Brady Bischel 2, Triton Robey 1. Totals: 27 6-17 64.

Granton..................13 19 – 32

New Auburn............33 31 – 64

3-point goals: New Auburn 4 (Michael Pederson 3, Ethan Patz), Granton 2 (McConkey, Bartsch). Fouls: New Auburn 14, Granton 17. Fouled out: McConkey (G).

* * *

Independence 47, New Auburn 42

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Independence

Sam Killian 18, Creed Brenner 8, Chris Killian 6, Ethan Bartch 5, John Halama 4, Carter Koval 4, Justin Samson 2. Totals (FGM FTM-FTA TP): 18 7-9 47.

New Auburn

Michael Pederson 14, Ethan Harder 11, Ethan Patz 7, Nick Walker 6, Tristan Harder 4. Totals: 15 9-16 42.

Independence............26 21 – 47

New Auburn.............17 25 – 42

3-point goals: New Auburn 2 (Michael Pederson 2, Ethan Patz), Independence 4 (Brenner 2, C. Killian, Bartch). Fouls: New Auburn 11, Independence 12.