Gehlen Catholic girls basketball came out of the Thanksgiving break and fell on the road at Lawton-Bronson by the final of 68-52.
The Jays were not short on opportunities to score in the entire game. The Jays finished the game a dismal 14-33 from the free throw line and 18-52 from the field in the loss at Lawton-Bronson. A lot of those good opportunities came in the first half when the Jays were 5-19 from the free throw line. Gehlen Catholic Head Coach Brandon Schaecher says he was disappointed with how his team did not take advantage of the good looks they were getting to score.
The Jays were led by Miyah Whithead who finished with 16 points on 6-14 from the field and 4-8 from the free throw line. The Jays schedule ramps up in difficulty this week as Gehlen heads on the road to #4 Cherokee on Thursday. With the ramp up of difficulty comes a ramp up in intensity, and Coach Schaecher is hoping to see that intensity in the next couple of practices.
The Jays’ record is now 1-2 and Lawton-Bronson starts their year 1-0.
The Gehlen Catholic boys basketball team started off the season with an emphatic 79-41 win over Lawton-Bronson on the road last night.
The Jays came out of the gate firing on all cylinders scoring 45 in the first half and holding the Eagles to only 16 points in the first half. The Jays were shooting 16-33 from the field in the first half to start off their season on a high note. Head Coach Mike Langel says that his team has been eager for this moment ever since they lost to Remsen St. Mary’s in the substate final last year.
The Jays saw the large chunk of their offensive success from Carter DeRocher who finished with a game-high 24 points on 10-16 from the field and 3-6 from beyond the arch. Coach Langel says that once Carter hit his first three, he had his confidence back in full force.
The Jays start the year 1-0 and are at Cherokee on Thursday. Lawton-Bronson starts their year 0-1 and hosts Kingsley-Pierson tonight.