With a 37-35 sectional loss to Scotland County last Wednesday, the Shamrocks’ season came to an end in Hannibal. New Haven finished with a record of 20 wins and 8 losses. Here is a recap of this season.
Leading the team in scoring and rebounding this year was junior Lauren Gerlemann with 14.3 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game. After two varsity seasons, Gerlemann’s career scoring total stands at 716 points.
Junior Emily Scheer led the team in 3 point shooting, making 48 of 90 attempts from 3 point range. Scheer’s performance from 3 point range this season set a new single-season school record for 3 point percentage with 53%. Scheer also moved into second place on the school’s single-season list for 3 pointers made.
The Shamrocks finished with a conference record of 4-3, for a 3rd place finish in the Four Rivers Conference. New Haven defeated their biggest rival Hermann twice, both times in Hermann, with the first of the two in the championship game of the Bearcats’ tournament.
New Haven also received a 3rd place finish in both the Montgomery County and South Callaway tournaments. The Shamrocks also received a 1st place finish in the Hermann tournament.
Coach Doug Peirick commented on the season, stating, “I think we had a really good season. Finishing 20-8 and 4-3 (3rd place finish in the conference), especially with our competitive schedule and with the Four Rivers Conference having one of its most competitive years, is pretty good.”
Lone senior Brooklyn Covington stated, “We may not have made it as far as we would have liked, but it has been a great run. I was sad that it was my last time being on the court with all my teammates. I will truly cherish these last 4 years forever.”
Junior Emily Scheer commented, “I think we really improved as the season went on, and I was very pleased with how we did. None of us wanted to see it come to an end, but we are looking forward to what next year has in store for us.”
When Gerlemann was asked about her favorite moments of the season, she stated, “My first was winning the Hermann tournament. We played very well throughout that whole tournament, which I think was the turning point of our season. My other favorite memory of the season was winning districts on our home court, which it doesn’t get better than that.”
This was a very exciting year to watch Shamrock basketball. Thanks for a great season, ladies.