RSM boys off to 2-0 start
REMSEN — With the team’s football season prolonged past the start of basketball practice, Remsen St. Mary’s Head Coach Scott Ruden was a bit worried with how his team would begin the season. So far, so good for the Hawks team that is trying to return to state after making its first-ever appearance last year.
The Hawks began the season with an 83-40 victory over Clay Central-Everly on Tuesday with four players scoring in double figures. Sophomore Spencer Schorg has made an impact right away according to Ruden as he fills a role similar to that of Jacob Wesselmann. Schorg hit three 3-pointers against the Mavericks as he ended with 22 points.
Nicholas Ruden also dropped in 22 points while Carter Kuchel and Derrick Schorg each ended with half that amount.
Friday featured a matchup between two teams that had made the past two state tournaments with South O’Brien the 2015-16 state champion against the defending state qualifying Hawks.
RSM got the best of the showdown with a 60-49 win. For the second game in a row, Ruden had 22 points for the Hawks as he hit a pair of 3-pointers. He also had seven rebounds and a pair of blocks.
Spencer Schorg added 14 points and eight rebounds with a pair of 3-point baskets.
RSM held a slim 21-18 lead at halftime, but pulled away in the second half. Carson Louscher had 17 points and Peyton Brasser 16 for the Wolverines.
Remsen St. Mary’s hits the road for the first time on Tuesday as they travel to play winless Hinton.