Kee boys basketball team has season ended with district loss to Janesville

Senior salute ... Kee boys basketball senior Cade Rasque looks to make a pass in the Hawks’ 68-54 Class 1A District 4 quarterfinals loss to Janesville Thursday, February 20 at Nashua-Plainfield. In his final game for the basketball Hawks, Rasque grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists and scored two points while joining fellow senior Peter Boland in each playing in their final Kee basketball game. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The 2019-2020 season came to a close for the Kee boys basketball team in its Class 1A District 4 quarterfinal match-up Thursday, February 20, but not without showing some fight against a team with twice as many wins and a third as many losses as the 9-12 Hawks battled a 17-4 Janesville team at Nashua-Plainfield High School to determine postseason advancement. The two teams played to an early draw, but a single-digit second quarter for the Kee boys proved to be too much to completely overcome in falling by a 68-54 final result.

The loss wraps up Kee’s season with a 9-13 overall record that included an even, 8-8 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play that placed the Hawks right in the middle of the nine-team UIC final standings in fifth place. The win for Janesville advanced the Wildcats on to a Tuesday, February 25 district semifinal match-up with Tripoli, a team that pulled off a 69-67 quarterfinals triumph over Kee’s UIC colleague MFL/MarMac. That semifinals winner will then advance on to the District 4 championship game to be played Thursday, February 27 in New Hampton to take on the winner of a UIC tussle between Turkey Valley and South Winneshiek for a Class 1A Substate berth.

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