Keaten Bonderson has proven to be an efficient scorer over his almost three years on the Gehlen Catholic basketball team. He proved it again in Thursday night’s 76-54 win over Trinity Christian by attaining a record that hasn’t been broken in 18 years.
Bonderson broke Gehlen Catholic’s all-time scoring record previously held by Neil Rohe who scored 1,110 career points in his career at Gehlen from 2001-2004. Bonderson acknowledges that to break the record is an honor, but it wasn’t on his mind heading into Thursday night’s game.
Bonderson has become a player that defenders fear. He says his ability to be a “swiss army knife” of sorts makes him a fantastic scorer.
This group of Gehlen Catholic basketball players have been together at the varsity level for a couple of years now. Bonderson says that the chemistry he and his teammates have built has been incredible.
The goal for Bonderson and Gehlen Catholic remains clear: team success and not individual glory. Bonderson says that the ultimate goal is still to make a state tournament. Bonderson says that it will take a team effort to be successful down the stretch.
Gehlen’s record now sits at 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the War Eagle Conference following the win.