It wasn’t what New Haven boys basketball Head Coach Aaron Peirick envisioned.
His Shamrocks (5-7) fell to host South Callaway Tuesday in the opening round of the South Callaway Tournament, 74-44.
The host school, seeded sixth, posted an upset over the third-seeded Shamrocks.
“We played awful,” Peirick said. “I was very disappointed in the effort we put together last night.”
South Callaway jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter and never looked back. It was 34-24 at the half and 57-36 through three quarters.
Joseph Rethemeyer led the Shamrocks in scoring with 10 points. He also had four rebounds.
John Fleer scored nine points with four rebounds.
Jay Eichelberger checked in with six points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
“Jay Eichelberger and Joseph Rethemeyer both played well,” Peirick said.
Kyle Brumels scored five points with one rebound.
Two-point scorers were Trent Kormeier, Martin Lewis, Christian Patterson and Levi Schroeder.
“Martin Lewis handled the ball well,” Peirick said.
Kormeier and Lewis each had two steals and one assist. Schroeder posted a steal.
Abe Madden added one steal.
New Haven will return to action Friday, playing Russellville in the consolation semifinals. That was a rematch of a game New Haven won at Russellville Dec. 8, 55-47.
The Shamrocks will complete the tournament Saturday in either the consolation or seventh-place game.