by Kaylee Beekman
December 7, 2015
The Hartem high school basketball team hosted their first home game this past Saturday.
They played Warrensburg-Lathem in the home opener at 6:00. Both jv and varsity ended with a
loss, but the boys played their hardest and still have much time to improve. The junior varsity’s
ending score was 24-63. In a basketball varsity home opener there was nothing less expected
than an intense game. The crowds were loud and the boys played hard. The game resulted in 2
boys from the Warrensburg-Lathem basketball team going to the hospital with possibly a
concussion and a broken nose. Sadly, the boys came up short and ended up losing 43-64. Senior,
Clay Olson, had a few things to say about the game. When asked about how the team as a whole
did Saturday he said, “I think we came out strong in the 1st half but lost our momentum and ran
out of steam in the 2nd half.” He also said the team has a lot to improve on: “The 2 biggest things
we need to fix is having less turnovers and keeping our intensity up in the 2nd half.” The boys will
play their next home game Tuesday, December 8th, against Illini Central.