Three-game week for Gaels
The St. Edmond basketball teams will start the week with a road trip, then end it with a two-day two-game homestand.
The Gael girls (2-12 overall) are at Iowa Falls-Alden (11-4) on Tuesday. On Thursday, they will entertain West Bend-Mallard (7-6). Humboldt (11-3) comes to the SEHS gym on Friday.
The Gael boys (6-8 overall) will look to earn a season split with the Cadets (9-6). On Thursday, St. Edmond will face WB-M (2-10). The Gaels then finish up on Friday at home versus Humboldt (6-5).
St. Edmond lost the first meeting 73-62 against Iowa Falls-Alden. The Cadets had three players reach double figures, led by Nolan Frohwein with 25. Karson Sharar added 21.
The Gaels had four in double figures: Jackson Palmer (17), Hayden Mayer (13), Quinten McCarville (12) and Drew Schaeffer (11).
Sharar is averaging 23.3 per night. Forhwein is scoring at a 12.3 clip.
West Bend-Mallard has lost five straight. Collin Montag (10.4) is their leading scorer.
The Gael boys will finish the week on Friday against Humboldt, who they lost to 60-49 earlier this year. Trevor Jacobson led the Wildcats with 19, while Sam Fischer (12) and Caden Matson (10) also reached double figures.
Mayer led the Gaels with 14. Anthony Lacina added 11.
Fischer (11) is the Wildcats’ leading scorer, followed by Matson (10.5), Gabe Gidel (9.9) and Will Orness (8.3).
Leading the way for the Gaels are Mayer (11.7), McCarville (10.6), Palmer (8.0), Lacina (7.3) and Schaeffer (6.8).
In the first meeting against the Cadets, the Gael girls lost, 52-27. Jenny Wibholm led IF-A with 13 and Hailey Bridgewater added 12. Leah Neverman recorded eight points for the Gaels.
Ella Sharar leads the Cadets at 14.7 points per contest. Wibholm is averaging 13.1.
The Wolverine girls are coming off a win against GTRA. Kayla Hoskins is WB-M’s scoring leader, averaging 8.1 per contest.
The Humboldt girls are coming off a loss to Clear Lake, that ended a nine game win streak. In the first meeting against St. Edmond, Humboldt won, 61-46. Senior Kendal Clark led the Wildcats with 20 points. Bae Arnold added 17 and Jori Hajek had 12.
Leah Neverman had 20 in the contest. Neverman averages 9.9 a game to lead the Gaels.