The Holy Angels boys basketball team closed out the home portion of the regular season as Charlie Koontz scored 22 points to lead the Stars to a 66-53 victory over the New Prague Trojans Tuesday night in Richfield.
Koontz, who entered the game with 970 career points fell eight points shy of becoming the next member of the Holy Angels 1000 point club.
Jake Ryan began the scoring for the Trojans :53 into the game and Koontz evened the game at two. Taylor Bongiovanni's three pointer sparked a 5-0 Holy Angels run. The Stars also shined on defense as 6'8" center Joey Poehling blocked Tanner Milinkovich's shot. Ryan hit a three pointer to cut the Stars lead to three. Holy Angels got a rare five point play after BonGiovanni hit a three pointer and Milinkovich fouled Wallace Hicks, sending him to the free throw line for a one and one. He sank both shots and the Stars led 32-23 at the half.
Milinkovich got New Prague on a 4-0 run to start the second half but Holy Angels heated up on another shot from Nicollet Ave, this time by Adam Hoffman. BonGiovanni would hit another three and Adam Hoffman, who was part of the Stars surprising run in football scored four straight points to help put the game away. Even the reserves got some playing time when head coach Jesse foley cleared the bench with :37.5 remaining.
Other players in double figures for the Stars were BonGiovanni with 17 points and Adam Hoffman added 14. Milinkovich and Adam Feneis led the Trojans with 13 points apiece.
Holy Angels improved their record to 9-14 and end the regular season Friday, February 21 with a 7:30 game at Northfield. New Prague lost their seventh straight game and fell to 8-16. They will host Chaska in their regular season finale, also at 7:30 on the 21st.