The Gehlen Catholic basketball teams hosted Harris-Lake Park for a couple of War Eagle Conference basketball contests on Tuesday night.
The Gehlen girls started off the night falling in a close 45-38 decision to the Wolves. The Jays struggled right off the blocks trailing 11-0 to open the game and only putting up 13 points in the entire first half. Head coach Brandon Schaecher says the girls just could not get going to open the game.
The Jays then clawed back to tie the game at 38 apiece late in the game thanks to a strong defensive effort. Coach Schaecher says the Jays just need some offensive help to balance it out.
Gehlen is now on a six-game losing skid and sits at 1-8 on the season. The Jays host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday, and Coach Schaecher says it is time to keep busy and get to work on improving things.
Gehlen is now 0-3 in the War Eagle Conference. Harris-Lake Park improved to 3-4 and 3-0 in conference play.
The Gehlen boys picked up their second win in a row with a 59-48 victory over the Wolves to cap off the night.
Gehlen Catholic started off the night on the right foot by outscoring the Wolves 18-8 in the opening frame. Head coach Ryan Wiltgen says the Jays were ready for their press making them have the upper hand early.
It was clear early on that Carson Arens was the kid to go to all night for the Jays. He had eight points in the first quarter and had 16 points for the game but got into some foul trouble in the first half. That coupled with a change in defense made things difficult in the second quarter keeping things close heading into the half.
The Jays have now won back-to-back games under their new head coach improving to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in the War Eagle Conference. Coach Wiltgen says, to make it a three-game winning streak, the Jays need to step up their defense to continue to have success.
Gehlen Catholic hosts Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday. Harris-Lake Park falls to 1-3 and 1-2 in the conference.