On Monday, February 24, 2020, the New Haven varsity girls basketball team played New Bloomfield at the first round of Districts. Districts were held at New Bloomfield High School. After a very good game, the Shamrocks won 47-38.
The starters were McKenzie Overschmidt, Lexi Sidwell, Ellie Westermeyer, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Mackenzie Wilson. The alternates were Meagan Holtmeyer, Kayla Brumels, Madison Langenberg, Grace Faris, Caroline Otten, Brenna Langenberg, Natalie Covington, and Peyton Sumpter.
After the game the Shamrocks were asked how they thought they played in the first round of Districts.
Junior Caroline Otten replied with, “I feel we did okay the first half of the game, but the second half of the game we really pushed and did great being patient with the ball.”
Freshman Brenna Langenberg simply said, “I thought we did very well.”
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt commented, “I think we didn't come out ready but then after the half we stepped up our game and won!”
The next question was about how it felt to win the first round of Districts.
Brenna Langenberg said, “Pretty good considering only being a freshman and having three more years to play other district games.”
McKenzie Overschmidt replied with, “It felt amazing and it gave us a boost of energy and confidence to go and get the next win.”
Caroline Otten commented with, “It felt awesome winning and knowing that we get to move on to the next round.”
The last question was is there anything that they could work on for the upcoming games.
McKenzie Overschmidt said, “We need to work on getting back on defense and being smart with the ball.”
Brenna Langenberg commented with, “Being under control with the ball.”
Caroline Otten replied, “I need to get stronger with the ball and stay on my feet.”
Congratulations on a good finish to the season, Shamrocks!