Kee boys basketball team plays to 9-13 record

The Kee boys basketball team played to a 9-13 season record during its 2019-2020 campaign, including an even 8-8 mark in Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) play that placed the Hawks in fifth place right in the middle of the league’s final nine-team standings. The Hawks couldn’t quite get past a win streak of more than two games, reaching that mark on three occasions this season, but they also never lost more than three games in a row, falling to that fate just a couple times.

Kee’s season was brought to a close in the Class 1A District 4 quarterfinals with a 68-54 loss to Janesville, who eventually fell to Kee’s fellow UIC colleague, Turkey Valley, in the district finals. The Trojans then took their postseason road to the brink of State Tournament qualification, falling to Lake Mills in the Class 1A Substate 2 championship game.

“The Kee High boys basketball team has not had a lot of success in recent seasons,” returning first-year Kee boys basketball coach Pat Wagner said. “The last time the Hawks had a winning season was 2011 when they recorded a record of 13-10. Losing several seniors to graduation from last year, even the most loyal of fans did not think the 2019-2020 Hawks would break that spell; and they were right. However, those same loyal fans were treated to a team that was competitive night in and night out and put together the best boys basketball season Kee High had witnessed since the 2012 campaign. With a roster made up of predominately underclassmen, future seasons look good for Kee High.”

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