Tough teams tested the Waconia boys’ basketball team in Eden Prairie last weekend, as the ‘Cats fell to Chaska and Benilde-St. Margaret’s in the four-team invite.
Falling to Chaska 71-58 on Dec. 27, the Wildcats trailed by seven at the half, 36-29. Outscored 35-29 in the second half, the Hawks would lead most of the game and Waconia could never quite catch up.
Three players reached double figures for WHS against Chaska including seniors Ryan Boll with 21 points, Tommy Gove (16), and Jacob Herd (13). Juniors Oliver Smith (4) and Jacob Stevenson (2), along with sophomore Joey Kortuem (2) would round out the scoring for WHS.
Waconia lost a close 40-38 game in overtime to Benilde-St. Margaret’s the next night. The Wildcats will return to action Jan. 7 against Hutchinson and will play at Eden Prairie on Jan. 10.
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