Monday, December 14, 2015

Another Loss, another Lesson

by Kaylee Beekman
December 10, 2015

The Hartem basketball team takes yet another loss. JV lost their game 56-35. The Junior Varsity

team is taking it one game at a time and using every game as a learning experience. Varsity is doing the

same. The Varsity team lost in a close game against Illini Central, 46-34. The Stags were in the lead the

first quarter, but after the second, the game started to slip away from the Stags. It was back and forth for

the rest of the night but IC finally slipped away and took the win. Sophomore Varsity starter, Alex Vetter,

thinks that his team can be successful this season. “I think that if we continue to grow as a team the

wins will come. We just have to keep working hard.” He also shared a lesson that he’s learned this

season, “One thing I’ve learned is that we have to be in good shape. We don’t have the numbers so we

each get a lot of playing time and we need to be in shape for that.” Co-captain of the Varsity squad, Alec

Hayes, also shared one lesson he has learned. “I know we have the potential to be good. But I’ve learned

that no matter how good we are, if we play sloppy any team can beat us.” The Stags play their next game

against Clinton High School on Friday, December 11th. They plan to put every lesson and learning

experience they have experienced to use and come out with a win.