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Boys Basketball End Season

The Harrisonville Wildcats lost the first game of the district tournament to
the Warrensburg Tigers. Harrisonville played the Tigers close in the first half but
coming out of the locker room following half time Warrensburg looked like a
different team and played too well for the Wildcats to keep up. “It still hasn’t sunk in
that I won’t play basketball again, but I have no regrets in the way I’ve played.” Said
Senior Kurt Poisal.

Harrisonville finished their season at 15-11. Trading wins with rivals
Pleasant Hill and Oak Grove. Senior Point Guard, Ryan Byrd, earned all district
honors and reached the career thousand-point milestone. The team is graduating
five seniors, Jamiel Batiste, Ryan Byrd, Jackson Crowley, Nick Laughlin, and Kurt
Poisal. “Through basketball I have learned life skills and made lifelong friends. I
loved every second of the journey.” Said Senior Nick Laughlin.