Elder Bounces Back With Victory Against Colerain


Posted on 1/12/2020 at 2:02 p.m.

Busy week ahead For GCL South Teams Over Holiday Weekend
Junior Michael Keehan scored a career-high 21 points to help Elder rebound from a loss in its Greater Catholic League South Division opener one night earlier with a 69-38 victory against Colerain in a non-conference basketball game Saturday night at The Pit in Price Hill.  The win was the sixth in eight games for the Panthers, the lone GCL South team in action last night after the first full night of games in the league in which Moeller edged La Salle and the Panthers fell at St. Xavier.
Against Colerain, a rematch of the Division I regional football final won by Elder, 28-21, in late November, the Panthers held a five-point lead after one quarter, 16-11, before scoring 20 and 22 points, respectively, in the second and third quarters to take command.  Junior David Larkins added eight for Elder (7-4), which is off until traveling to La Salle at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.  The other three GCL South teams play Monday and Tuesday.
La Salle (10-1) tips off the week at Winton Woods at 7:30 p.m. Monday.  Moeller and St. Xavier play the following night, with the Crusaders – coming off a 45-43 win at La Salle Friday night to extend their GCL South winning streak to 20 games – hosting Huber Heights Wayne at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday .  Moeller (10-1) has won nine consecutive games and 39 straight at home.  St. Xavier (9-2), which defeated Elder, 58-45, in its GCL South opener, travels to Woodward in an attempt win post its 10th win in a row.
Following Friday’s GCL South schedule, which includes Elder at Moeller and St. Xavier at La Salle, the four teams will participate in the second Midwest King Classic at Middletown High School next Saturday and Sunday.  St. Xavier plays Sycamore at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, followed by Elder facing Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, ranked No. 1 in last week’s Associated Press Division II state poll, at 6:30 p.m.
La Salle goes up against neighborhood rival Colerain 1 :15 p.m. Sunday in the second of six games scheduled as part of the event that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that day.  Moeller plays the final game against Hughes at 8:15 that evening.  Tickets are currently available for the games. Fans can visit website for more details.