Kee boys basketball team has 2020-2021 campaign ended with 60-52 loss at Turkey Valley in the opening round of Class 1A District Tournament play


Powering in points ... Kee boys basketball junior Jaylen Drape muscles in a move to the basket in the Hawks’ 60-52 loss at Turkey Valley in the opening round of Class 1A District Tournament play Monday, February 15. Drape finished with eight points and four each of rebounds and assists. 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.

The Kee boys basketball team had its 2020-2021 campaign brought to a close by a familiar foe in the opening round of Class 1A District Tournament play when the Hawks traveled to the home of fellow Upper Iowa Conference (UIC) squad Turkey Valley Monday, February 15.

Having earned a split with the Trojans in their two regular season games, this postseason match-up fell more in line with the more recent end of that split, as strong finishes to each half by the host Trojans that limited Kee to single-digit scoring in the second and fourth frames ultimately brought the Hawks’ season to an end by a 60-52 final result.

The loss ends Kee’s season with an even overall mark of 11-11 that included a 9-7 record in the Upper Iowa Conference (UIC), 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 UIC standings.

Turkey Valley went on to have its season ended in the next round of district tournament play, falling at Edgewood-Colesburg by a 72-52 result in the district semifinals.

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