Basketball Team Hopes for Success

Kaneland boys basketball has not had exactly what some people would call a perfect year.  With only nine players on the roster, the team hasn’t been able to execute like they would like this season. 

According to the basketball team has a below five hundred record at 9-14 overall.  In tournament play, the team is 6-6.  They have played in three tournaments: Batavia Tournament, Plano Christmas Classic, Burlington Central MLK Tournament.  Going 1-3 in the Batavia tournament to start off the year, then in the Plano tournament the team went 3-1 and in the most recent tournament 2-2 in the Burlington tournament.

Conference games have not gone as planned for the boys as they are 3-5 in conference. They lost to LaSalle Peru, Rochelle, Dekalb and Yorkville twice. They had a one-point victory over Sycamore at home.  The boys have had five home games this year and they have a 3-2 record at home.

“We have had a couple rough patches throughout the season, but we have a lot of games that we should have won and have been lost in the last couple of minutes,” senior Kyle Stuart said.

Senior Matt Olson agrees with Stuart, that the second half of the season can be turned around by hard work at practice and being able to work together.

With just five games left on the schedule for the year, the team hopes to turn their season around heading into the regional tournament.


All photos were taken at the basketball game against Morris on January 30.