The little things can add up to something big.
That is what the New Bloomfield boys found out the hard way Tuesday night at Calvary Lutheran. The Wildcats lost 69-42 in New Bloomfield's fifth straight loss to the Lions.
Sophomore Hunter Dawson led the Wildcats (0-2) with his 10 points. Senior Taylor Poole had three blocks.
Calvary Lutheran (1-0) had a commanding lead early in the game before New Bloomfield's deficit grew as the Lions shot 47 percent from the floor, stealing the ball 15 times.
Kyle Hagemeyer had 29 points for the Lions (1-0). Kwesi Hall added 20 points, three assists and five steals.
Head coach Zach Buscher said losing by this big of a margin is the culmination of many little mistakes, which was the case Tuesday night.
"Small details and discipline get in our way often," Buscher said. "All of those little things add up, and we have to correct those to be successful."
Buscher said the Wildcats still have a long way to go before the end of the season hence there is plenty of time to fix these issues.
New Bloomfield opens play in the Tipton Tournament at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday as the No. 7 seed against No. 2 seed Vienna (2-1). The Wildcats have lost their last two meetings with the Eagles and will look for their first win against them since a 72-49 victory in the 2017 Tipton Tournament.