New Haven cools off T-Birds

MOKANE — Kyle Ruediger and the New Haven Shamrocks were responsible for slowing the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ surge.

Ruediger produced a game-high 21 points and top-seeded New Haven fought past No. 4 North Callaway 47-43 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

North Callaway — which had its four-game winning streak stopped — led 19-18 at halftime, but New Haven outscored the Thunderbirds 13-7 in the third quarter to take a 31-26 advantage. The Shamrocks opened up a nine-point lead with about 3 1/2 minutes to play when Ruediger was forced to leave the game with what was believed to be a serious ankle injury.

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