Gehlen Catholic came out on fire to start their postseason run defeating Lawton-Bronson 77-45 on Monday night.
The matchup proved to be a good one for Gehlen Catholic. As head coach Mike Langel explains, the Jays and Eagles were both quick and smaller leading to a quicker-paced game than they’ve seen in a while.
The Jays shot an impressive 57% from the field and 45% from the three-point line as their offense put up its second highest scoring output of the season. That impressive night as a team was highlighted by impressive nights individually for Carter DeRocher and Keaten Bonderson. DeRocher scored 29 points going 10-14 from the field and 6-9 from the three-point arch. Bonderson added 21 points with 12 of those coming in the first quarter. Coach Langel used last night as an opportunity to give his offensive stars the confidence they need by seeing their shots fall.
That confidence doesn’t just apply to Gehlen’s shooting ability. The confidence also applies to every aspect of Gehlen’s play on the court. Coach Langel says, for those guys, it’s important that they have confidence in their roles so they can contribute well every night.
The Jays move on with a 15-7 record to take on Woodbury Central in the district semifinal. The Wildcats played Gehlen earlier this year in a game that Gehlen won 63-51. Coach Langel says it will be a tough matchup in the post for his team.
Lawton-Bronson ends their season with a record of 6-15.