With the basketball season coming to an end, the team members look back on their season. As with all team sports, there are many great memories made.
Joseph Rethemeyer, senior, along with many others from the team, liked “beating St. James in overtime, and winning consolation over Warrenton in the Hermann Tournament.”
Although the entire team can agree that the season as a whole was pretty great.
There were also many learning experiences that these players can take with them into their next season, whether it be in high school or college.
Joseph Rethemeyer said that when “playing in the district championship, I think we were much better than we played against Elsberry and owed it to our coaches, parents, and fans to play in the championship game.”
Senior Ethan Groner said, “Yes, I think we could've beat Pacific and also [Missouri Military Academy]. I also think we could've played in the district championship game if we had played at a faster pace during that game.”
Senior Trenten Kormeier responded, “Yes, but [the team] will learn from their mistakes.”
Every sport has its downsides, however-- some things that the players didn’t enjoy, even if it was just running at practice.
Just because there are some things the players didn’t particularly love doesn’t mean they don’t love the sport. Most of the underclassmen players intend to play for the New Haven team again next year. The senior players, however, just finished their final season with New Haven High.
Trenten Kormeier “would like to [play basketball in college], but [he doesn’t] think [he] will get the chance.”
Ethan Groner replied, “If I got an offer I would consider it.”
Although Joseph Rethemeyer loved playing throughout high school, he will not continue playing into college.
Martin Lewis, senior, doesn’t plan to continue playing basketball in college, however his love for the sport will not end with this final season.
Christian Paterson, senior, will not continue playing basketball because he will be joining the military.
There will be many things all of our senior players will miss.
Joseph Rethemeyer will particularly miss “playing in home games and the bus rides home after a win.”
Ethan Groner said he would miss “so many things: home conference games, the team dinners, and also winning.”
Christian Paterson will miss the time with his friends and team members the most.
Overall, this was a great season. All of the NHHS players gave it their all. Amazing job and good luck next year! Seniors, don’t forget what you learned on the courts with your fellow team members, even if you aren’t going to continue basketball in college.