Remsen St. Mary’s boys basketball did not quite have enough for perennial power North Linn in state semifinal play. The Hawks fell to the second-seeded Lynx 56-46 and ended their season with a 25-1 record.
Remsen St. Mary’s senior Carter Schorg was one of the top scorers for the Hawks putting up 12 points on 5-10 from the field. Schorg says that the Hawks’ goal was to make it farther than they ever have before.
St. Mary’s Senior Austin Jensen put up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Jensen says the Hawks didn’t get off to the start they wanted.
Remsen St. Mary’s Co-Head Coach Justin Ruden says it’s never easy for a season to end this way. He also says that, if the season is to end, he’s happy they get to end it at the state tournament.
The Hawks started the game strong playing a back-and-forth contest with North Linn in the first half. The Lynx led at the half 25-24. Coach Ruden says he was hoping things would start get rolling for his team in the second half.
The Hawks graduate three seniors off of this year’s team in Austin Jensen, Carter Schorg, and Brody Schorg. Coach Ruden says that this group of seniors and this year’s team was a lot of fun to coach because they received the coaching well.
Hawk Senior Carter Schorg is moving on to play baseball at Briar Cliff next year. He says he will miss taking the floor with his teammates every night.
Austin Jensen is moving on to play football at Morningside in college. He says that the Hawk basketball team is a family.
Coach Ruden highlights the things that make this senior class of Hawks special.
Hawk fans still have plenty to look forward to for next year. The Hawks return 10 of the 13 players on their roster for next year. Coach Ruden says he hopes the guys returning continue to be great teammates in all the sports they play in the offseason for Remsen St. Mary’s.
The Hawks end their year with a 25-1 record and finish it in the state semifinals for the fourth time in the last six seasons.
North Linn improves to 26-1 behind a performance in which they outscored Remsen St. Mary’s 31-22 in the second half. Austin Hilmer led the Lynx with 18 points, five rebounds, and three steals. The Lynx now advance to their fifth consecutive state championship game. North Linn matches up with top-seeded and unbeaten Grand View Christian on Friday at 1:00 PM.