Starting 2019, the New Haven basketball Lady Shamrocks picked up a 60-49 home win over Cuba Thursday night.

The victory allowed the Lady Shamrocks to improve to 5-5 on the season. 

“We played really well on the offensive end,” New Haven Head Coach Doug Peirick said. “Claire Meyer and Makenzie Munsinger came up really big for us. They made big baskets when we needed them. We handled the ball really well against their pressure and didn’t turn the ball over much at all. “We only had nine turnovers for the game.”

New Haven takes on Hermann Monday at the South Callaway Tournament. Hermann is seeded second and the Lady Shamrocks are the No. 7 seed.

Against Cuba, New Haven held a 15-14 lead after one quarter and led 30-18 at the half. It was 44-31 through three quarters.

“Cuba made a couple of runs at us and we didn’t panic, we just stayed within ourselves and executed our offense,” said Peirick. “It was a really good win for us.”

Meyer was New Haven’s leading scorer with 21 points. She scored in every quarter with seven points in the third quarter and six in both the first and second quarters. She went 3-5 from the free-throw line.

Munsinger netted 15 points with two three-point baskets. She scored nine in the first quarter and had 14 points in the first half

Mackenzie Wilson was next with 12 points. She picked up in the second half, scoring five points in both the third and fourth quarters. She hit the other three-point shot.

McKenzie Overschmidt scored eight points and was perfect at the free-throw line, going 4-4.

Ellie Westermeyer and Hannah Rethemeyer each scored two points.

New Haven ended the game going 9-13 from the free-throw line.