Last Friday, February 3rd, the New Haven Shamrocks played their conference rival, the Union Wildcats, at home. The boys lost a very close game to the Wildcats 56-47, although they outscored them in the first quarter-- 12-8. The boys game was preceded by the Homecoming coronation.
The coronation was topped with Brooklyn Covington winning queen, Kenzie Bauer receiving first runner-up, and Taylor Oetterer receiving second runner-up. Immediately following this, the pep band started playing and the players came out.
Justin Shockley led the Rocks with 25 points-- a career high. He made the Rocks’ only three-pointer of the night, and also had 4 rebounds. Junior John Fleer also had 10 points. Fellow seniors Zack Vedder and Mark Senecal followed with 4 points apiece. Mark also had 4 assists, as did sophomore Martin Lewis.
Sophomore Mason Johnson quoted, “It was a really close game. There was a great chance that they could’ve won, but they couldn’t hit the big shots at the end to do so.”
Fellow sophomore Martin Lewis also quoted, “We played hard and had our chances. However, we didn’t capitalize, and it hurt us in the end.”
Freshman Meagan Holtmeyer stated, “It was a really exciting game. We were really close to winning, and that’s something to be proud of.”
The boys only have 3 more games left in their regular season before having district play. This past Tuesday, they played the St. Clair Bulldogs at the Dogs’ place and lost in a pretty close game. Tonight, they have a home conference game against the Owensville Dutchmen.
Good luck, boys!