Heartbreaking Loss Dashes Shamrocks Hopes Of A State Title

Photos by Kelly Hoffmann

COLUMBIA, Mo. - New Haven’s hopes of playing for a state championship for the third straight year were cut short Thursday afternoon in the Girls Class 2 State Semifinal as Skyline held on 37-32, advancing into Saturday’s State Title Game against the defending champions Crane.

Senior point guard Rachel Steinhoff led all scores with 17 points, which included her banking in a half court shot to end the third quarter to pull New Haven within three 27-24, giving her team the momentum going into the fourth quarter.

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QNN would like to thank the thousands of people who watched our live broadcasts of the Lady Shamrocks over the past two weeks.

A special thanks to Michael McKernan and Cameron Pritchett for helping during Districts.

We would also like to thank Matt Benz for his help in the State Sectional and Quarterfinal games and most importantly to all of our sponsors who made it possible for Shamrock fans to watch a post season game live for the first time ever.

Unfortunately, we will not be broadcasting any of New Haven’s games for several reasons, but have made arrangements so that fans will still be able to listen to the games.

Lady Shamrocks vs Lady Tigers Class 2 Semifinals Game Breakdown

By Kyle Quick

--Three of last year’s Girls Class 2 Final Four teams return to Columbia this year after Crane captured their first ever Girls State Championship, defeating New Haven 55-45.  Skyline, who lost to Crane in the semifinals defeated Marceline, taking third place.

It’s not a big surprise to see New Haven, Crane, and Skyline all return to the final four considering the three teams lost a total of two senior starters combined, with Skyline returning all five starters from last year.

Lady Rocks Return To Columbia With Unfinished Business

Coach Doug Peirick gives a big fist pump and said, "I couldn't be more happy that we get to practice for another week."
Photos by Kelly Hoffman

FARMINGTON, Mo. - The Lady Shamrocks are headed to the Girls Class 2 Final Four for the third straight year after holding off Neelyville 42-34 in Saturday’s State Quarterfinals as the “sea of green” will once again flood Columbia Thursday afternoon.

New Haven senior point guard Rachel Steinhoff said, “I’m not sure how we’ve gotten so lucky to be on a team like this, the great coaches we have, all the fans who were here cheering us on and all of New Haven, the support, and people who weren’t here are even watching."