Saturday’s Oldenburg basketball game felt a little different for coach Jeff Gorrell.

His older brother Jason was sitting about 20 feet away – as the opposing coach of Waldron.

The older brother defeated younger brother 65-41 in a somewhat sloppy game for both teams. Oldenburg dropped to 2-10, while Waldron improved to 5-7.

“”It’s kind of a no-win situation,” Jeff Gorrell said after the game. “I can’t imagine he’s jumping up and down right now.”

It wasn’t the first time the two brothers coached against each other. Jeff beat Jason last year – at Waldron. They have coached each other in junior varsity ball and the visiting coach seems to win each time.

Last year, Jeff downed a winless Waldron in a game the Twisters expected to win. This year, even though the Mohawks had only won four games going into Saturday night, Waldron was the favorite.

“You want to win, but you want his team to win, too,” Jeff said. “He knew he probably should have beat us.”

The Twisters took its only lead at 3-2 early in the first quarter, and trailed only 8-5 at the end of the quarter. But the Mohawks scored nine straight points in the second quarter, and outscored the Twisters 17-5 to take a 25-10 halftime lead.

“I thought we didn’t play too poorly in the first quarter,” Jeff Gorrell said. “They played man-to-man and we have some success penetrating into the lane.

“They used a half-court trap that hurt us. We started looking east and west instead of north and south. We didn’t look to attack.”

The Twisters scored more in the third quarter, but still lost ground trailing 45-22. Oldenburg’s seven turnovers hurt.

“Their penetration hurt us,” he said. “They got into the heart of our zone way too easily. We didn’t move our feet very well.”

Sophomore guard Jason Eckstein led the Twisters with 14, while Andy Eckstein added 11.

“Jason Eckstein had success getting into the lane and stepped up and knocked in his free throws,” Jeff Gorrell said. Eckstein was eight of nine from the foul line.

The Mohawks George Miller led all scorers with 16 points, while Josh Kelsay scored 11 and Ty Perry added 10.

The Twisters are scheduled to play Indianapolis Scecina Memorial High School Tuesday night at home and then travel of Jac-Cen-Del Friday, Jan. 27.

In the reserve game, Oldenburg kept up with the visiting Mohawks until midway through the second quarter in dropping a 52-20 decision earlier Saturday night.

Waldron ripped off a 10-2 run in the second quarter and then outscored the Twisters 14-3 in the third quarter to put the game away.

James Bruns led the Twisters with six points. Nathan Hensley had 13 points for the Mohawks, while Trent Lux had nine.

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