The Gehlen Catholic boys and girls came away with War Eagle Conference losses last night at Remsen St. Mary’s.
The Gehlen girls started the night falling to the Hawks by a final of 65-53.
The first half proved to show a lot of positives for the Jays. Gehlen trailed 26-24 against the one-loss Hawks heading into the locker room. Gehlen used a 12-1 run in the first half and a late 6-0 run to end the first half and gain momentum. Head Coach Brandon Schaecher says that he was pretty pleased with his team’s play in the first half outside of turnovers and momentum swings.
The second half came, and the momentum swung towards Remsen St. Mary’s for good. The Hawks opened the second half on a 15-2 run to take a lead that they did not let go of. Coach Schaecher says that, at times this season, his team has not been able to put four full quarters together. Last night was one of those nights, and that the Christmas break may be coming at a good time.
Remsen St. Mary’s finished with four players in double-digit scoring. Halle Galles led the way with 18 points, and Whitney Jensen had 16 for the Hawks. Miyah Whitehead led the Gehlen Catholic offensive effort with 19 points. Remsen St. Mary’s improves to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the War Eagle Conference while Gehlen Catholic falls to 3-6 and 2-2 in the War Eagle Conference.
In the boys contest, the Gehlen boys fell to fourth-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s by an 82-64 final score.
The Hawk offense was playing at its peak last night to the tune of 69.3% shooting from the field and 63.6% shooting from the arch. Gehlen Catholic Head Coach Mike Langel says that he tried to implement a tight man-to-man defense on the Hawks. He also says that any mistake against the Hawks gets magnified, especially in Remsen.
The Jays trailed by 23 entering the second half and were able to cut the deficit down by a significant margin. The Jays trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter, but they did not have enough steam to catch up with Remsen St. Mary’s. Coach Langel says that he was happy to see his team compete like that against such a good team.
The Hawks were led in their offensive outburst by Carter Schorg who had 24 points on a perfect 9-9 from the field, 4-4 from three-point range, and 2-3 from the free throw line. Austin Jensen also added 20 points down low in the win for the Hawks. Carter DeRocher led the Jays with 16 points while Keaten Bonderson and Drake DeRocher each tacked on 13. The Hawks improved to 7-0 and 5-0 in the War Eagle Conference heading into the break. Gehlen Catholic dropped to 6-2 and 3-1 in the War Eagle Conference.