Pictured Front row left to right: Tessa Schweich, Brenna Langenberg, Madison McCarty, Kelsey Brumels, and Aaliyah Bates. Back row left to right: Coach Tracy Langenberg, Kylynne Kobusch, Jessica Underwood, Tressa Carver, Reese Groner, Isabelle Hale, Mikayla McFerrin, and Coaches Emily Kallmeyer and Stephanie Scheer. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Langenberg)
ST. CLAIR, Mo. - The New Haven 4th grade Girls Basketball Team began Saturday’s St. Clair Tournament with back-to-back wins to advance into the Championship game, which had fans on the edge of their seats.
The Lady Rocks first defeated Hermann, 21-12, then knocked off undefeated Steelville in the semifinals, 20-13, to advance into the tournament championship game against a very talented Cuba team.
New Haven lead by seven with three minutes to go before Cuba would battle back to tie the score at 22 with just under a minute to play.
Then with under ten seconds remaining Brenna Langenberg dropped a 15 foot dagger with 6.5 seconds left on the clock to give New Haven a 24-22 lead, which would ultimately be the game winner.
Following a Cuba timeout, they would have one last chance to force overtime, but New Haven’s defense stepped up and kept Cuba from getting a shot off before time expired as the Lady Shamrocks won in dramatic fashion, 24-22, and a first place finish in the St. Clair Tournament.
Congratulations to New Haven’s 4th Grade Girls Basketball Team on a thrilling and exiting first place finish.