On February 3, the New Haven girls basketball team beat Pacific at home. This was the Shamrocks’ first conference win for the season. This was also one of the makeup games due to a snow day. After a hard game played the Shamrocks won with a score of 54-51.
The starters were McKenzie Overschmidt, Madison Langenberg, Ellie Westermeyer, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Mackenzie Wilson. The alternates were Meagan Holtmeyer, Kayla Brumels, Lexi Sidwell, Grace Faris, Caroline Otten, Natalie Covington, Peyton Sumpter, and Brenna Langenberg.
After the game the Shamrocks were asked how they thought the team played.
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt said, “I think I played hard because I want to go out with a bang on these last few home games I have left. Also I think the team played really well under pressure.”
Sophomore Peyton Sumpter added, “Our team did great. We fought till the end of every play and played a really good game offensively and defensively, but most importantly we never gave up.”
Junior Madison Langenberg responded with, “I played very well. It was my best game of the season and I also think the team played really hard as well.”
Junior Ellie Westermeyer commented, “I thought we played very well and played hard the whole game and it was a great team win.”
The Shamrocks were then asked how it felt to get their first conference win.
McKenzie Overschmidt said, “It felt great! That was a big confidence builder added to the team. Now let’s hope we can build on it and become stronger and better and pull out some more wins!”
Peyton Sumpter added, “Amazing-- knowing we battled hard for it made the win even better.”
Madison Langenberg replied, “It felt really good to beat them because they were a really good team.”
Keep up the great work, Shamrocks!