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Jays dominate the hoops against RSM boys

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Gehlen's Blake Wiltgen swings up for a basket for the Jays in their Tuesday win over the RSM Hawks at home. Wiltgen was in double figures scoring for the night with 10 points for the Gehlen boys.
LE MARS -- The Gehlen Catholic boys looked sharp against Remsen St. Mary's, securing a 67-43 win over the Hawks Tuesday.

"Everybody played well. We got out to that nice quick start," Gehlen boys coach Mike Langel said. "About everybody scored."

The Jays jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, with the score at 23-13, Gehlen, going into the second stanza.

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) RSM's Elliot Conover drives toward the basket in the Hawks' matchup with Gehlen Tuesday.
The Gehlen boys scored 18 more before halftime, holding the Hawks to nine. The score at the half was 41-22.

The Jays kept on rolling in the third quarter, scoring 19 points while only allowing seven from RSM.

Gehlen let up the pace a little in the fourth quarter, keeping a generous lead for the win.

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Gehlen's Aaron Jentz lofts a three over his RSM defender to score for Gehlen in their win over the Hawks Tuesday night.
For the Jays, Solomon Freking and Austin Herbst played hard defense on RSM's usual leading scorer, Matt Wesselman, who had been averaging about 18 points a game, Langel said.

"He (Freking) held Wesselman to nine points. They both did a nice job playing defense on him," the Gehlen coach said. "We just really wanted to limit his touches as much as we could. He's a very good shooter and we didn't want him to get started."

Leading scoring for the night was Gehlen's Michael Whitehead with 19 points. Blake Wiltgen was also in double figures scoring for the Jays with 10 points.

The Jays were 54 percent from the field.

For the Hawks, Tyler Delperdang led scoring with 12 points and Wesselmann had 9.

On defense for Gehlen, Whitehead had five steals and Alex Kellen had four assists and four steals.

Colton Kneip led in rebounds for Gehlen with six boards and Wiltgen logged five.

The RSM matchup was Gehlen's last conference game before the Christmas break, making them 5-0 in the conference and 6-2 overall.

RSM's record drops to 3-5 going into a road matchup with Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Thursday.

The Jays next host Storm Lake, St. Mary Thursday.

That will be a big game for us; they're rated, so we'll see what we've got," Langel said.

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