Posted On: 12/10/19 1:15 AM

The defending 2A champs aren't taking it easy in the non-conference slate this year. Western Christian has been playing some of the best teams in the 3A and 4A classes and has passed every test so far with flying colors. That trend continued on Monday night as the Pioneers took care of 3A Catlin Gabel in an endowment game, using an early second-half push to break open a tight game at the half into a 72-46 runaway win.

"I was really proud of the way that we responded in the second half," said Western Christian head coach Gary Hull. "I'm really proud of our kids but I'm really proud of the Catlin kids as well. We've been trying to play the best to be our best. It's been paying off and the kids are really enjoying it."

Despite the game's final score, the first half was very competitive. Western Christian struggled with their shoting from the field and Catlin Gabel controlled the boards while hitting six threes to stay within striking distance, only trailing by three at the half. But at the outset of the second stanza, the Pioneers amped up their full court press and shot out to a

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