On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the New Haven girls basketball team traveled to Sullivan High School. This was the last game for the JV girls as the Varsity girls will go on to Districts. The night started off with the JV girls playing first. After a very close and hard-fought game, the JV girls lost to Sullivan with a score of 33-35. The Varsity girls followed the JV girls where they played to end the night with a loss and a score of 13-44.
After the game the athletes were asked a few questions. The first question asked was how they felt their team played overall.
Junior Ellie Westermeyer said, “This was definitely not our best game played.”
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt replied, “I think the team played really good defense and we were able to stop the drive.”
Freshman Brenna Langenberg simply said, “Terrible.”
They were then asked what their thoughts on the game were.
Junior Caroline Otten said, “Overall we did a good job on working together on defense and keeping the ball from going to the basket.”
Ellie Westermeyer replied, “I thought that we could have tried and scored more but I do think we did a good job on stopping the drive.”
McKenzie Overschmidt explained, “I think the game went well. I think the game was played slow for both teams. I think that it was hard for our team to score because of [Sullivan’s] tough defense.”
The athletes were then asked if there is anything they feel they need to work on.
Brenna Langenberg answered, “Not throwing up non-smart shots.”
McKenzie Overschmidt replied, “I think we need to work on running our offense [smoothly]. Also, being patient with the ball and not turning it over a lot.”
Ellie Westermeyer said, “Being stronger at the basket.”
Keep fighting, Shamrocks, and good luck with the rest of your season!