REMSEN -- The Remsen St. Mary's boys battled for it, but lost their Friday game with MMC 71-46. They also fell short against Spalding Catholic on Tuesday, 71-39.
Remsen St. Mary's 46, MMC 71
The Hawks worked to stay close, but the Eagles kept adding to their lead each quarter for the win last Friday.
MMC (11-3) led 19-13 coming out of the first quarter and stretched it to 35-24 at halftime.
Another five-point difference widened the Eagles' lead to 49-33 going into the final period, and MMC outscored RSM 22-13 before the buzzer to seal the Eagles' win.
MMC had three in double figures for the night, led by junior Dylan Spieler with 13 points. Seniors Andrew Hoefling and Tyler Prunty both added 12 points.
Prunty and Spieler each grabbed seven rebounds for the Eagles.
Leading scoring for RSM was junior Matt Wesselmann, who came off the bench to score 16 points, including three treys.
RSM freshman Ethan Biezuns was also in double digits scoring with 12 points, going 6-of-7 from the field.
Both RSM senior Tyler Delperdang and Biezuns had five rebounds, and Delperdang added two steals for the night.
Remsen St. Mary's 39 - Spalding Catholic 71
In their Tuesday matchup against Spalding, the Hawks were able to keep the game close in the first half.
RSM was down by six at the half, 27-21.
But the second half belonged almost exclusively to the Spartans.
Spalding gained a decisive edge and led 48-25 after three quarters.
"In the second half we let emotions take over and lost our heads," St. Mary's head coach Scott Ruden said. "We beat ourselves with our 31 turnovers. It got really ugly."
The Spartans outscored the Hawks 33-18 in the final period, securing their fifth victory of the season.
Wesselmann led RSM in scoring with nine points, followed by Delperdang with eight.
Defensively, Biezuns grabbed nine rebounds. Delperdang had eight.
With the two losses, RSM's record drops to 3-11 overall.
They will look to bounce back in an away game against West Sioux (2-14) on Friday.
"We learned a lot but it wasn't an easy way to learn. I'm expecting a good return on Friday against West Sioux," Ruden said.