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Columbus Catholic’s Blake Jakobi drives in for a layup during the Dons’ 86-30 win over Gilman on Friday night at Columbus Catholic High School. (Photo courtesy of Lucky Shot Photography)

Zaleski Sports

MARSHFIELD – Gilman, finally playing its season opener, was no match for the undefeated Columbus Catholic boys basketball team as the Dons cruised to an 86-30 win on Friday night at Columbus Catholic High School.

Columbus rolled out to a 50-23 lead by halftime and held the Pirates to just seven points in the second half to win going away.

Columbus Catholic is now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division, and will host Athens for a nonconference game at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

Eden Jacobson scored 19 points and Jadon Nienast had 13 for the Dons, who had 11 different players score in the victory.

Andrew Hecker had 21 of Gilman’s 30 points.

Dons 86, Pirates 30

Gilman 23 7 - 30

Columbus Catholic 50 36 - 86

GILMAN (30): Andrew Hecker 21, Isaac Winninger 7, Abram Winninger 2. Record: 0-1 overall and Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (86): Gage Stratman 9, Cole Timmler 2, Emmitt Konieczny 7, Blake Jakobi 4, Charlie Moore 5, Jadon Nienast 13, Sam Wilczek 6, Eden Jacobson 19, Grant Olson 9, Sammy Neville 5, Lucas Kreklau 7. Record: 5-0, 4-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

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