The end should not take away from the final result for New Hebron Christian School's eighth grade basketball team.
New Hebron dropped the third place game of the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class S State Tournament at Rend Lake College Saturday to Pickneyville 204, 52-40, Saturday, finishing their state tournament run with a 2-2 record.
Hunter Goodwin led NHCS with 17 points, 15 rebounds, two steals and two assists, while Chris Rivera posted eight points, four steals, one rebound and one assist. Joey Wright totaled seven points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist, Markis Renshaw netted six points, two rebounds and one assist, Lukas Baird contributed two points, two steals and one rebound, Annie Bellinger collected two steals and one assist and Shaelyn Wilber and Daniel Wyckoff grabbed one rebound apiece.
In the championship game Saturday, Woodlawn defeated Rome 39-28 to repeat as Class S state champions.
New Hebron finished the season with a 17-9 record.