Remsen St. Mary’s and Gehlen Catholic met last night for the second time in the 2021-22 basketball regular season.
The Hawks opened the night beating Gehlen Catholic in the girls contest by a final of 64-46.
The opening quarter was enough for Remsen St. Mary’s to build a lead that they held on to for the rest of the game. The Hawks led Gehlen 29-9 at the end of the first quarter and remained ahead by a double-digit margin the rest of the way. That lead hindered Gehlen Catholic’s ability to make a solid comeback the rest of the way. Gehlen Head Coach Brandon Schaecher says that, outside of the first quarter, he saw a lot of fight in his team.
The Jays were led offensively by Sophie Ruden and Rysaiah Sitzmann who finished with 12 points apiece. Miyah Whitehead added 11 down in the paint. The Jays’ record falls to 3-9 with the loss. That may sound like time to throw in the towel for most teams. Coach Schaecher says that, while the record is important, what is more important is his team improving game by game.
The Hawks improved to 10-2 with the win and were led by a 20-point performance from Carmindee Ricke. Whitney Jensen had 14 points, and Claire Schroeder had 13.
The second-ranked Hawk boys finished off the sweep beating Gehlen Catholic 58-42 for their second win over Gehlen on the season.
Gehlen Catholic played close with St. Mary’s throughout the majority of the game, but they never could quite get it close enough to take a lead. Gehlen Head Coach Mike Langel says that the Hawks’ physicality was a little too much to overcome.
The Jays got 12 points from Keaten Bonderson and 11 points from Carter DeRocher in the loss. Looking ahead, Coach Langel knows that his team is going to need to be able to handle physicality to be successful.
The Hawks remained unbeaten improving to 11-0 on the season. Austin Jensen led all scorers with 17 points and contributed on the defensive end with a handful of blocks. Cael Ortmann also added 11 points in the win.