Bearcats lose a tough one to New Haven

Bearcats lose a tough

one to New Haven

The Hermann Bearcats varsity boys basketball had to endure a rough home contest Friday night against New Haven, finally losing out 56-47.

Conner Coffey gave it his best for the Bearcats with a team-leading 15 points, hitting five of 10 shots from the field and a perfect five-for-five from the free throw line. That sturdy stalwart, Parker Anderson, gave it his all with a second-high contribution of 13 points. Anderson's night featured six out of 12 field-goal shots and one free throw. The ever-dynamic Rane Rehmert sank eight points in three-for-six field goals that featured two three-pointers. His dependable brother, Reese Rehmert, flipped the nets for four points, with a three-pointer and a free throw representing his efforts. Seth Hackmann made a basket and a free throw, and Austin Terry dropped in a bucket -- as did Schuler Erickson.

The defensive stars included Anderson with six rebounds and a steal. Erickson blocked a shot and two rebounds. Terry gave fans another great game along with Hackmann. Their height and ability to elbow their way in for defensive plays kept the Shamrocks on their toes literally. Six foot 3 Hackmann and 6'5" Terry keep most players on their toes with not only height alone, but jumping ability. Reese Rehmert did his part on the boards with four rebounds, and also made two steals. Hackmann also had a steal.

Hermann Head Coach Jacob Witthaus shared his observations on the Bearcats' performance on the evening, especially in light of the postseason experience that awaits them in very short order. "We didn't play well enough offensively to get the job done," Witthaus said. "We will regroup and hopefully get some practices in for the stretch run and district play." The Bearcats upcoming slate includes a Saturday home matchup with Pacific.