Kee boys basketball team falls to pair of UIC runner-up contenders, 56-48 on the road at North Fayette Valley, 66-48 at home to Clayton Ridge

Leads the give and take ... Kee boys basketball junior Kaleb Drape looks to make a pass in the Hawks’ 66-48 home loss to Clayton Ridge Friday, January 20. Drape recorded team highs of four assists and three steals, and he also finished the game with three points and five rebounds. 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 webpage.

Coming off its busiest week of the season, the Kee boys basketball team was looking to build off a dramatic win that ended that previous week, playing a pair of games in Upper Iowa Conference competition this past week. Facing a pair of teams battling for second place in the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) standings behind a yet UIC-unbeaten MFL/MarMac squad, the Hawks couldn’t quite continue that late-week momentum into this past week, falling at North Fayette Valley by a 56-48 count Tuesday, January 17 before suffering a similar fate at home, 66-48, to Clayton Ridge Friday, January 20.

Falling to a 3-11 season record that includes a 3-7 mark in Upper Iowa Conference play, the Hawks were next scheduled to play at South Winneshiek Tuesday, January 24 before hosting Postville Friday, January 27. They will then play back-to-back nights, hosting South Winneshiek Monday, January 30 to make up a December 15 postponement and then traveling to West Central Tuesday, January 31 before making up another game postponed from November 29 when they travel to Central Elkader Thursday, February 2.

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