It hasn’t been an ideal start to the season for the Class C-2 No. 6 St. Cecilia boys basketball team, but head coach Kevin Asher was pleased with the increase in his players’ level of play from Thursday to Saturday.
St. Cecilia kept it exciting toward the end of the game, but Bishop Neumann, which placed third in last season’s Class C-1 state tournament, had built enough of a lead in the first half to hold off the Bluehawks 51-40 Saturday at Chapman Gymnasium.
“We’re a work in progress. We’re gaining a lot of confidence and experience,” said Asher, whose team fell to Columbus Scotus 66-40 Thursday. “In 48 hours, we went from being a team with a lot of question marks to being a team that can compete.”
Asher said while he hates losing, Saturday’s game was a positive. He was proud of the way his team competed late in the game.