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New London nipped by Pirates

Blaise Porter (pictured) scored 20 points in New London’s loss to Alburnett on Saturday. (File)
Blaise Porter (pictured) scored 20 points in New London’s loss to Alburnett on Saturday. (File)

BURLINGTON — The New London boys basketball team didn’t have quite enough to outlast Alburnett in a nonconference game at Southeastern Community College on Saturday. The Pirates knocked off the Tigers 71-61 to snap New London’s five-game winning streak.

New London started off hot, taking a 19-18 lead after the first quarter. The Tigers scored just eight points in the second quarter, though, and Alburnett led 34-27 at the break.

The Tigers trailed 46-38 heading into the fourth quarter, where they would put up a game-high 23 points. It wasn’t enough, though, as Alburnett poured in 25 to run away with the win.

Blaise Porter scored 20 points and dished out five assists in the loss. Camden Kasel scored 15 points. Kade Benjamin had 11 points and eight rebounds. Cooper Schulte had five points. Devin Swanson scored four. Caydin Wahls and Torren Riley finished with three apiece.

New London had all sorts of trouble slowing down Alburnett star Hunter Caves. Caves finished the night with 29 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead the Pirates.