Season ends for boys basketball

A loss in quarterfinals finishes the basketball season.

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Zach Jones

Kaleb Cissell’s uncle and assistant coach, Keith, consoles him after the tough loss. The team lost by 14 to Timberland in quarterfinals on Feb. 28.

As this February came to close, so did the season for the boys basketball team. On Feb. 28, the boys played Timberland in the quarterfinals, which would have qualified them for district championships, but suffered an unfortunate loss. Senior Kaleb Cissell was on the court and can explain the game quite simply.

“We lost by 14,” Cissell said, “They just made their shots and we missed ours. I think we played pretty well, though. We gave it what we had.”

Senior Nathan Garthe agrees the team did what they could.

“It was pretty much neck-and-neck the whole game until the fourth quarter, then we just kind of got sloppy with turnovers and stuff, and it just went downhill,” Garthe said.

The game went much like the rest of their season, full of determination, but coming up on the losing end of most of their games.

“We played good in a lot of games, but we didn’t come up with a lot of wins,” Garthe said.

Despite their hard work, for the seniors, this was more than just another year down.

“It’s hard to believe, being a senior and the career is over now. I’m sure the other seniors are feeling the same way at this point,” Cissell said.

Cissell is not the only one with the sense of disbelief.

“It sucks for the seniors because it’s our last time playing, but it’s good for the sophomores and juniors because now they get to work hard for next year,” Garthe said.