The War Eagle Conference boys’ basketball battles started on a rough note for Akron-Westfield.
Gehlen Catholic led by 10 points after eight minutes and the Westerners were never a factor in a 61-24 road loss in WEC play on Dec. 4.
Sophomore Joel Brenner led the Westerners (0-3 record) with eight points.
Gehlen Catholic led 15-5 after one quarter, 47-17 at halftime and 59-22 after three quarters. The Jays scored 32 points in the second quarter. One A-W problem was also in rebounds as the visitors could grab only 12.
Nathan Sanchez was the second highest A-W scorer with five points.
A-W fell to 0-3 overall, 0-1 WEC.
Gehlen Catholic 15-32-12-2-61
Statistics, Akron-Westfield, 61-24 loss to Gehlen Catholic on Dec. 4:
Jacob Neubrand: 0-of-1 field goal attempt, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 1 rebound.
Chance Hoffman: 2 points, 0-of-5 field goal attempts, 0-of-3 three-point field goal attempts, 2-of-4 free-throw attempts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
Sanchez: 5 points, 2-of-7 field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 1-of-2 free-throw attempts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals.
Wyatt Heyl: 2 points, 1-of-1 field goal attempt.
Caleb Colt: 0-of-1 field goal attempt, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 1 rebound, 1 steal.
Kevin Carlson: 1 point, 0-of-3 field goal attempts, 1-of-2 free-throw attempts, 2 rebounds.
Tavian Banks: 2 points, 1-of-3 field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 2 assists.
Devon Myers: 2 points, 1-of-2 field goal attempts, 2 steals.
Kyle Schroeder: 2 points, 2-of-2 free-throw attempts, 1 rebound.
Alex Foley: 0-of-1 field goal attempt.
Team: 24 points, 8-of-30 field goal attempts, 0-of-7 three-point field goal attempts, 8-of-13 free-throw attempts, 12 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals.