Boys basketball team headed toward regional with head of steam

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Their 5-12 record doesn’t tell the whole story. The St. Joseph boys basketball team has had an up and down season. After winning their first game of the season by over forty points, the Lancers dropped seven straight games. Of these seven games, five were losses by double digits and two were losses by nine or less. 

“Just cause we’re losing, doesn’t mean we’re bad,” said senior Patrick Connolly. 

 

Which has proven to be correct since that losing streak. Since that stretch the Lancers have won four and lost four. Sophomores Andrew Alia (16.7 ppg) and Caiden Leece (11ppg) led the way through the four and four stretch. Senior Joey Feudner averaged 9.3 ppg playing in six out of the eight games. 

Assistant Varsity Coach Ryne Gorawlski has seen the highs and lows during his coaching tenure here at St. Joe’s. He’s been a part of both the good and the bad days. Coach Gorawlski has seen many players get better and progress over the years through lots of hard work. 

“We’ve definitely improved tremendously, both as a team and as individual players, as the season has progressed. We still have a relatively young squad, but we’re gaining experience game-by-game.”

Coach Gorawlski is the head JV2 coach, an assistant coach for the JV squad, and an assistant coach for the varsity squad. He is a dedicated coach and a great teacher of the game. He is willing to get in the gym with any player at any time to help them to improve their game and get better. 

The Lancer squad faced off against two of the top three teams in the Metro Classic Conference this past week: the Martin Luther Spartans and the Dominican Knights. Both of the games were played at home. Although the Lancers dropped both games, they competed and put up a fight against both Martin Luther and Dominican.