GACC girls, Pierce boys dominate in wins
WEST POINT - The Guardian Angel Central Catholic Bluejays hosted the Pierce Bluejays in a Thursday night doubleheader, where the GACC girls took care of business 50-33 and the Pierce boys rolled 48-24.
In the first game of the "Bluejay Bowl", GACC started with an early 7-0 run to jump out on Pierce, before carrying a 16-6 lead to the end of the first quarter.
Guardian Angel Central Catholic's press style defense managed to force Pierce into over 20 turnovers throughout the contest.
GACC only lead by 9 points at halftime, but the quick-pass offense continued to flow, while shutting down Pierce's comeback attempt.
Guardian Angel Central Catholic finished strong in the 50-33 win over Mid States Conference rival, Pierce.
Kelsy Steffen lead GACC in scoring with 12 points, while Jocelyn Skoda and Adyson Luebbert tallied 10.
Pierce was lead by Skylar Scholting with 14 points, while Hadley Wragge chipped in 7.
With the win, GACC wins the season sweep over the Pierce Bluejays and moves to 16-3 on the season, looking toward Sub-Districts as C2-3's number one seed.
Pierce falls to 14-9, and will look to regroup in a Sub-District matchup against Madison, as the Bluejays also hold a number one seed in C1-8.
In the boys game, Pierce came out with a focus on the post game.
The contest's first possession was a Colby Anderson alley-oop to Ben Brahmer who flushed down a two-handed slam. Brahmer would go on to score the first 8 points of the game.
After a 16-5 first quarter lead for Pierce, Abram Scholting began his hot streak of scoring. After missing his first attempted triple, Scholting didn't miss from distance again, finished 4-5 from three and scoring 20 points.
Pierce lead 26-7 at halftime and cruised to a 48-24 win over GACC on the road.
Abram Scholting was lethal on the court with his 20 point performance, while Ben Brahmer had a 10 point, 12 rebound double-double.
Konner Kralik lead GACC with 6 points, followed by Trey Smith with 5.
Pierce improves to 19-2 after winning its 8th straight game and looks forward to a massive game against last year's State Champion, 20-1 Ashland-Greenwood on Saturday.
GACC falls to 4-13 after the Bluejays lose their 10th straight game, and look to regroup in a road match Archbishop-Bergan on Saturday.