Balanced Scoring Paces La Salle To Victory: Big Weekend Ahead For GCL South Basketball Teams

Photo courtesy @LS_LancerMBB on Twitter

Photo courtesy @LS_LancerMBB on Twitter

By Tom Gamble, GCL South Commissioner

 

Jaylen Lemons, Nolan Enzweiler and Jeff Queen combined to score all but nine of their team’s points to help La Salle post a 46-36 victory over Lakota West Tuesday night in a non-conference basketball game at La Salle.  Lemons led the way with 14 points and five steals, while Enzweiler added 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds, and Queen contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Lancers snap a brief two-game losing streak and even their record. 

La Salle (3-3) played solid defense against West – forcing 18 turnovers and limiting the Firebirds to 33.3 percent shooting (14-of-42) from the field, including just 3-of-14 from three-point range.  The Lancers have two more games this week, hosting Centerville at 7:30 tonight before traveling to Kings at 7:30 Saturday night.  La Salle was the lone Greater Catholic League South Division team in action Tuesday, but the other three league teams also are preparing for busy weekends. 

Moeller (4-0), the defending Ohio Division I state champion currently ranked No. 1 in The Enquirer’s Division I area coaches’ poll, faces Covington Catholic at 7:30 tonight at the Brisben Family Education Center on the school’s Montgomery Road campus.  CovCath is one of only three teams to defeat the Crusaders last season, winning 58-53 last December in Park Hills, Ky.  Moeller puts its 24-game winning streak on the line against the CovCath (6-2), the defending Kentucky state hoops champion.  CovCath is coming off a 40-38 loss to undefeated Taft last weekend, while Moeller has won its first four games by 22 or more points.

Moeller also plays Saturday, traveling to meet Wilmington at 4:30 that afternoon. 

St. Xavier (3-1), which moved up to No. 6 this week in The Enquirer’s DI coaches’ poll, hosts West Clermont at 7:30 tonight.  Then, the Bombers travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene University to oppose Westerville North at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.  No. 9 Elder (4-3), winner of two straight, is off until Saturday when the Panthers host GCL Co-Ed member Roger Bacon at 7:30 p.m. at The Pit in Price Hill.  All GCL South teams are ranked this week, with La Salle at No. 10.