Fourth-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s girls basketball dominated a short-handed Gehlen Catholic squad to improve to 8-0 with a 78-26 victory on Tuesday night.
The Hawks came out right away and exploded to a 23-2 lead after the first quarter using some strong pressure defense. Head coach Scott Willman says that defense came from being more locked in to the rivalry atmosphere.
The defense for Remsen St. Mary’s is so dangerous because of their athleticism that allows them to cover the entire area of the court quickly. Coach Willman says his team’s defense is not just physically gifted, but it is mentally gifted too. He says the Hawks know the game well and when it is appropriate to take chances.
Remsen St. Mary’s has gotten plenty of players involved on the offensive end. The Hawks finished with four players in double figures on the night including Whitney Jensen who had 15 points. Jensen joined the 1,000-point club with Monday’s win over Lawton-Bronson and broke Emma Krier’s program scoring record of 1,012 points against Gehlen Catholic. Coach Willman says everyone was thrilled for Jensen to achieve the milestone.
The Hawks take an 8-0 record into the holiday break and will return to action on the fourth of January. Remsen St. Mary’s will have a stretch of four games in six days when they return to the court. Coach Willman says the break will be nice to reset things ahead of that tough run to return to the court.
Gehlen Catholic fell to 1-10 on the season with the loss and 0-5 in the War Eagle Conference.