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Beal City coach Cam Gatrell records 200th career varsity win as Aggies cruise past Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.
  • Beal City varsity basketball coach Cam Gatrell won his 200th career game Tuesday, February 7, 2017, with a 67-38 victory at Sacred Heart. MIPrepZone Photos by Nate Schneider.

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The 200th career win for Beal City varsity coach Cam Gatrell turned into a mostly stress-free affair.

Gatrell watched his Aggies accumulate a double-digit halftime road lead and proceed to overwhelm rival Sacred Heart Tuesday night, posting a 67-38 victory.

Led by hot perimeter shooting from junior Lucas Schumacher and a stifling defensive effort, the Aggies did not exactly need a whole lot of direction from Gatrell in the dominating effort.

“We just try to stay focused and do what we do,” Gatrell said. “That’s a part of coaching, keeping your kids focused on what you want them to do. The bottom line is that they win games, not me.”

Gatrell began his varsity career at Montabella where he turned the Mustangs from a program which regularly won only a few games a year into one that was an annual contender in the Mid-State Activities Conference.

Now in his fifth year as Aggies head coach, Gatrell is overseeing a squad that improved to 8-4 with the decisive win over the Irish.

“We made some mistakes early but were able to correct them,” Gatrell said. “A lot of winning basketball is just correcting mistakes, taking care of the basketball and knocking down shots. We started knocking down shots and the defensive pressure helped us for a while.”

The Aggies took control late in the first quarter as Schumacher and company began knocking down shots, although a steal and layup by Colten Nelson pulled the Irish (6-7) back within 17-10 at the end of the stanza.

Logan Chilmann scored in the closing seconds of the second quarter for Beal City as the advantage grew to 32-21.

“I didn’t think we did a very good job of matching up in transition and we didn’t get through screens tonight,” Sacred Heart coach Pat Theisen said. “We didn’t play as a cohesive unit to say the least. I don’t even know where it got away from us because at one point in the third quarter it was down to nine and eight. All of a sudden it was a blowout.”

The last couple minutes of the third quarter turned it into a rout as Schumacher hit two 3-pointers and all of a sudden the score ballooned to 51-31.

Beal City led by as many as 31 in the fourth quarter.

“We played them pre-Christmas and I thought we played well,” Theisen added. “We had an 11-point lead late in the third in that game. But we are young and are learning. I knew there’d be bumps in the road, especially with three sophomores playing as much as they are plus juniors who are playing their first season of varsity basketball. So you expect bumps, but maybe not like that. Last week we beat Coleman, Carson City and Clare on the road so I thought we were getting somewhere. But this is a step back. It kind of happens to every team and we’ll figure it out.”

Schumacher paced the Aggies with 20 points, while Ryan Schafer contributed 17 and Kyle Yuncker 10.

Gatrell said it was one of the better games Beal City has played this season, but mentioned a close loss to Class C top-ranked undefeated McBain as a contender for top team performance.

“It’s still another game,” Gatrell added. “It’s another game where you want to get ready for the tournament. We’re starting to play some really good basketball.”

Sacred Heart was paced by Joe Methner with 16, while Nelson put in nine.

Last Updated: 2/7/2017 10:28:21 PM EST