Hansen
Hansen
After a recent four-game win streak, the Guerin Catholic boys basketball team has dropped its last two games. 

The Richmond Red Devils defeated the Golden Eagles 62-56 Saturday at the Eagles Nest in a back-and-forth contest that Guerin led by two at halftime.

"We could have been up much more in the first half, but their zone really neutralized us all night,” said Guerin Catholic head coach Pete Smith in an email. “We missed some great scoring opportunities, and several unforced turnovers that ended up burning us.” 

The Golden Eagles raced out to an 18-12 lead after the first, ending the quarter on a Drew Thieme 3-pointer as the clock expired. Guerin grabbed its largest lead of the game at 21-12 early in the second, but the offense stalled shortly after. The Golden Eagles only mustered 10 points in the quarter and went into the locker room clinging to a 28-26 advantage. Richmond’s Christian Harvey scored 11 of his game-high 34 in the second. 

"We could not stay in front of him,” Smith said. "He schooled us all night, and played one fabulous game."

The Red Devils started the second half on a 10-2 spurt to take a 36-30 lead, but the Golden Eagles were able to knot the score at 42 by the end of the third. The game featured seven lead changes in all. Guerin grabbed the lead back at 48-45, but Richmond was able to reclaim the advantage and hold Guerin at bay down the stretch. 

Jack Hansen led the Golden Eagles in scoring with 17 on 7-of-16 shooting. Kian Sills finished second on Guerin with 15 points, and Zach Munson contributed 12 points. 

The Golden Eagles shot 23-of-52 from the floor as a team, while the Red Devils made 22-of-42. Richmond converted 10-of-14 from the free throw line. Hansen was the only Golden Eagle to attempt a free throw, shooting 3-of-4 at the charity stripe. 

"There were times we executed very well and got some good looks down the stretch but didn't convert,” Smith said. “It was a very disappointing loss for us."

Guerin Catholic (9-7) hosts Lafayette Central Catholic Friday in the Bishop's Cup. The Knights hold a 27-22 record in the rivalry game since 2006. 

“From where we were last Saturday night after the Martinsville win to tonight, we have digressed,” Smith said. “(We) need to get out of this funk we played in this weekend."