The New Haven varsity girls’ and boys’ basketball teams competed in the Hermann Tournament held Monday, January 21st, through Saturday, January 26th. The girls lost their first two games, leading them to drop out of the tournament and not go to the championship. The boys placed in consolation overall.
On Monday night, the girls’ basketball team played against St. Clair. St. Clair won by forty points with a score of 65-25. On Wednesday night, the girls competed against Chamois and lost by three points. The final score was 42-39. This lead them to be eliminated out of the tournament.
The boys’ basketball team lost by six points against St. Clair on Tuesday night. Martin Lewis commented, “We have only played one game so far, and we should've beat St. Clair. That one hurt.”
The final score of the night was 56-50. On Thursday, January 24th, the boys played against Wright City and won by fifteen points. The final score was 58-43. The boys played against Warrenton for consolation on Saturday evening at 4 P.M. The Shamrocks won by thirty points; the final score was 61-31.
The basketball team’s players were asked about their thoughts on the Hermann Tournament. Here are what some players had to say:
“On Wednesday, during our game vs. Chamois, we ran a new motion that we don't usually run. And for just learning it on the spot, we did a pretty good job,” said senior Claire Meyer.
Junior McKenzie Overschmidt stated, “I feel that I played pretty [well] this week, and I think that as a team, even though we lost, we battle through each game, giving it all we got! One memorable moment was when we played our last game in the tournament, because we were all really happy and joking around and just having a lot of fun in and off the court. [Our] effort for that game was super good, even though the outcome wasn't one we wanted-- we still kept our heads [held] high!”
After a long week of games, the Shamrock boys powered through and made it to victory. The girls’ basketball team played hard and accomplished new plays. Both girls and boys put a noticeable amount of effort into their games. Way to go, Shamrocks, and good luck for next time!