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Jays leave Trinity girls in the dust

Monday, January 14, 2013

LE MARS -- The Gehlen Catholic girls stumped Trinity Christian in a lopsided 70-20 win Friday.

"Defensively we did some good things. We really frustrated them with our defense," Gehlen girls coach Marty Kurth said. "We stayed aggressive, which was good to see."

The Jays started out with a 13-8 first-quarter lead in the conference matchup.

They upped their energy in the second quarter, scoring 22 points and holding Trinity to five.

Coming out of halftime, Gehlen blanked Trinity, upping the Jays' score by 17 to make it 52-13 going into the final quarter.

With the 35-point gap, the continuous clock rule kicked in earlier during the third quarter.

The Jays only allowed Trinity seven more points, scoring 18 of their own to finish their win.

"We had three girls in double figures, and almost four," Kurth said. "That was good."

Junior Alison Schnepf and senior Emily Holtgrewe led the Jays with 14 points each.

Senior Katelin Langel also had a double-figure night with 12 points.

Junior Hannah Sitzmann added nine points.

Gehlen had 11 girls score for the night.

"Even the kids that came off the bench stayed aggressive and looked to score," Kurth said. "Sometimes when they come into the game, they don't look to score often enough, but they continued to want to put the ball in the hole."

Langel the team in rebounds with eight boards, and Schnepf grabbed six. Langel also made eight steals against Trinity.

Gehlen's win Friday shows improvement from the start of the season when the Jays took on Trinity in their opener and won 60-32, a smaller gap than Friday's 50-point spread.

The Jays' record improves to 10-2 heading into a tough week. They host Hinton Tuesday and Unity Christian on Friday for War Eagle conference play.

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