The Western Christian and Gehlen Catholic boys basketball teams had never played against one another until they met in a ranked matchup on Monday night. The third-ranked Wolfpack took down the #10 Jays in the meeting by a lopsided final of 85-48.
The Western Christian offense was rolling and could never be stopped in the game. The Wolfpack shot 55% from the field in the win with 10 three-point field goals going in. Head Coach Mike Langel says the Jays just did not have the formula to slow them down.
There were many aspects of the game that did not go Gehlen’s way. Another one of those was their tough night shooting the basketball under 40% from the field. Coach Langel says the Jays just faced too many challenges on offense.
Rebounding was the final aspect that led to the lopsided outcome. The Wolfpack pulled down 40 rebounds with 16 coming on the offensive glass. Coach Langel knows that is not a formula for success against any team.
On the bright side, the Jays now have a good idea of things they can work on going into the final stretch of the season. The Jays have seven more game before they enter postseason play in the middle of February. Coach Langel says this game helped his team see big atmospheres and what they need to do to respond in these scenarios.
Keaton Logan led the Jays offensively with 11 points as they fell to 12-3 on the season. Western Christian improved to 13-1 with the victory.