With a 38-36 quarterfinal loss to Northeast (Cairo) on Saturday, March 3, at Moberly Community College, the Shamrocks’ season came to an end. The green and white finished the season with a record of 18 wins and 10 losses. Here is a lookback at this season.
Senior Emily Scheer led the team in scoring, averaging around 15 points a game. Scheer reached the 1,000-point mark this season against Crystal City in the district semifinals on February 20. Emily also shot around 50% from 3-point range, making 61 on the season.
Fellow senior Lauren Gerlemann led the squad in rebounding, averaging 7 rebounds a game. Gerlemann also reached the 1,000-point mark against St. Clair on Senior Night, February 6. Lauren also chipped in about 12 points a game on the season.
The Shamrocks finished with a record in Four Rivers Conference play of 3 wins and 4 losses. A big win over rival Hermann in the regular season finale knocked the Bearcats out of contention for the conference title.
New Haven finished 2nd in the Montgomery County tournament at the start of the season. They also finished 3rd in both the South Callaway and Hermann tournaments.
When asked about the season, senior Mackenzie Bauer commented, “I thought it was a really fun season that I was able to play in and make unforgettable memories with some of my closest friends. The season may not have ended the way we wanted it to, but the journey and the experience is one that I will never forget.”
Emily Scheer stated, “This season holds a lot of memories and was definitely one that I will never forget. There was a lot of team improvement as the year went on. Beating Hermann in our last home game was one of the most exciting moments of the year. Being back-to-back district champs was also an incredible feeling that we worked hard to achieve. We didn’t finish the way we wanted to, but we gave it our all and it felt good to go one game further than we did last year.”
When asked about her favorite memory from this season, Gerlemann stated, “My favorite part was definitely beating Hermann in our last home game.”
She also replied, “I thought the season went pretty well overall. I think we all learned a little more and improved our game one last time. I think there were a lot of games we should have won, but there’s nothing we can do about it now. I had a lot of fun playing this game with these people, and I want to wish the best to next year’s team as we 5 seniors leave it to them to carry out New Haven’s Tradition of Excellence.”
Ladies, you really gave our school and community a lot to watch and enjoy this year. Thank you for a tremendous season!