New Hampton’s Josh Fenske spots up from 3-point range during the Chickasaws’ win over MFL-Mar-Mac on Monday.

Finding themselves

New Hampton scores season high in rout of MFL-Mar-Mac

It was a night when, for once, everything seemed to click for the New Hampton boys basketball team.

The Chickasaws scored early and often, posted a season high in points and rolled to an 89-55 win over MFL-Mar-Mac Monday.

“Hey, we’re on a winning streak finally,” New Hampton coach Chad Sweitzer said, “and I think we’re finally seeing the team we thought we had all along.”

New Hampton hadn’t won consecutive games since putting together a three-game winning streak that culminated with a victory at Turkey Valley on Dec. 11.

After beating Decorah on Friday, though, New Hampton came out with a confident step.

“Winning does wonders for your confidence,” Sweitzer said. “You saw that tonight. Everyone contributed. I mean everyone.”

A Jake Zwanziger 3-pointer at the buzzer gave New Hampton a 26-12 lead after one quarter of play, the Chickasaws extended the lead to 46-23 at halftime and cruised in the second half.

And when Sweitzer said everyone contributed, he wasn’t kidding.

Zwanziger scored a team-high 27 points and continued to sparkle coming off the bench. In the past four games, the senior has averaged 20.8 points per outing.

“I don’t care if I start or I come off the bench,” Zwanziger said. “Honestly, what’s ever best for the team is fine with me."

--The rest of the story may be found in the Feb. 2 Tribune.

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