Kee basketball boys play to 11-11 season, best UIC record in a decade

The Kee boys basketball team played its way to an 11-11 season record during its 2020-2021 campaign, posting double-digit wins for the first time in three seasons and for just the third time in the last nine years. In addition to that improved, double-digit win total, Kee boys basketball coach Pat Wagner feels another success emerging from this season laced with uncertainty was being able to play through the entire season schedule without any sudden adjustments having to be made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We got really lucky,” Coach Wagner said. “We got all of our games played and had no issues with COVID-19, so I feel like the pandemic had little or no effect on our team. We had a good season; not a great season but a good season. Eleven wins is the most a Kee High boys team has collected in a long time. We picked up two more wins than last season and finished in the upper half of a very competitive Upper Iowa Conference.”

That Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) result included a 9-7 record, marking the first time since the 2010-2011 season the Hawks posted a winning record in UIC play and placing Kee fifth in the final nine-team UIC standings. Kee’s non-conference record ended up at 2-4 and included three losses to larger schools in the Northeast Iowa Conference.

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