Gehlen Catholic earned a non-conference sweep at home on Monday night. The Gehlen girls opened up the evening with a convincing 61-31 win over the Woodbury Central girls.
The Jays got things going early on in the contest outscoring Woodbury Central 24-6 behind a 10-point first quarter from Miyah Whitehead. Gehlen head coach Brandon Schaecher says that he was pleased with how his team was scoring throughout the first quarter and game.
The Jays have now won two games in a row and have played three solid games in a row. Coach Schaecer says that he is seeing major strides made by his team over the last week and a half.
The Jays were led by Miyah Whitehead and Lauren Heying who scored 16 points apiece. Ten of the 11 Jays to take the floor scored at least one point in the game. It was Gehlen’s first win over Woodbury Central since December 7, 2010. The Jays improved to 5-9 with the win.
In the boys game, the Gehlen boys came from behind in the second half to beat Woodbury Central 63-51.
Woodbury Central had the upper hand throughout the first half leading 33-26 after the end of the second quarter. The difference was made up by Woodbury Central’s Dallas Kluender who dominated the Jays in the paint to the tune of 19 first half points. Gehlen head coach Mike Langel says that he didn’t see the usual urgency out of his guys at the start.
The second half came, and the Jays were a much different ball club. Gehlen outscored Woodbury Central 37-18 in the second half to win by 12 and finish off their tenth win of the season. The Jays held Kluender to seven points in the second half. Coach Langel says that his posts worked through foul trouble and made the plays needed on defense to slow down Kluender.
The Jays are now 10-3 following the win. Keaten Bonderson led Gehlen with 22 points joining three other teammates in double figures. Carter DeRocher scored 16, and Drake DeRocher and Keaton Logan added 10 each. The Jays now host West Sioux in a doubleheader on Tuesday night.