Late Basketball Comeback Not Enough to Catch Crusaders

Posted February 14, 2019 / Last updated February 18, 2019

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The Jesuit basketball team (27-6, 8-4) finished its district slate with a 48-46 loss to Brother Martin on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Although the team put up a valiant defensive effort, the Crusaders’ sharpshooting was just too much for the Jays to match. Brother Martin made an unbelievable nine of 14 three-pointers in the contest.

That precision shooting started early in the 1st Quarter, and the Crusaders surged ahead 18-7 by the end of the quarter. Senior Robert McMahon led the charge for an 8-0 run in the middle of the 2nd Quarter.

McMahon came back alive in middle of the 3rd Quarter, drilling back-to-back three-pointers to keep the Crusaders from running away with the game. In the 4th Quarter, Kyle Haupt and Nick Brewster caught McMahon’s fire and each added a three-pointer to trim the lead to one with under six minutes to play. Elijah Morgan came alive in the final period, drawing a few fouls on his way to the basket and knocking down a game tying three-pointer with under two minutes to play. Brother Martin responded quickly with long range shots when they needed them the most, and the Crusaders kept their lead as the clock expired.

Through the Lens…

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Robert McMahon starts a rally in the 3rd Quarter which eventually tied the game before the final minutes.

By the Numbers…

Robert McMahon (#22) 14 points, 8 rebounds
Kyle Haupt (#3) 9 points
Elijah Morgan (#10) 8 points
Noah Varnado (#23) 8 points

On the Horizon…

The Jays face East Iberville at their place on Friday, Feb. 15, in a non-district primer for the playoffs. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.