Schuyler Boys fall to 0-9 at ranked Mount Michael
The Schuyler Central High School Warriors basketball team traveled to Elkhorn last Saturday evening to do battle against the Class B No. 9 ranked Benedictine Mount Michael Knights.
Still trying to find a winning combination in their young starting lineup, the Warriors fell flat in a 68-23 defeat at the hands of the host team.
SCHS head coach Lyndon Beebe knew going into the fray that his team would have its hands full.
“We knew this would be a tough game for us,” he said. “Mount Michael is a top-tier Class B team, and we are making some changes on offense. So, trying something new against a team like this means that you can get broken down pretty easily. But we really have nothing to lose at this point.”
Mount Michael controlled the game throughout.
The Knights jumped out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter of play then built the lead to 39-16 by intermission.
The domination continued into the third quarter when the hosts outscored Schuyler 19-2 giving Mount Michael an insurmountable 58-18 lead heading into the final eight minutes with the 40-point running clock rule in effect. Both teams then turned to their reserves to finish out the action.
Aaron Langemeier had one of his best scoring nights for the Warriors with 14 points while Juan Gonzalez had seven points and Easton Hall had two. The Knights had ten players hit the scoring column with Joe Chouinard leading the way with 12 followed by Kyle Pelan with 11.
The loss left the Warriors with a 0-9 record while the Mount Michael Knights bettered their season mark to 8-2.
With a young team that is searching for new ways to break into the victory column, Coach Beebe stated, “We know what the definition of insanity is, so we knew the risks we have been taking but we’re going to continue and move forward with it.”
The Warriors have a tough hill to climb this week as they travel to West Point this Thursday to take on West Point-Beemer before traveling to Seward on Friday night to take on the Bluejays in a conference battle.
Doug Phillips is a freelance write for the Schuyler Sun. Reach him via email at SCHsports@lee.net.