Jesuit Basketball Puts Up 4 Wins in a Row

Posted February 10, 2021 / Last updated February 12, 2021

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Senior Malcolm Baldwin goes up for a layup against Rummel on Feb. 6, 2021.

In a flurry of consecutive victories, the Jesuit basketball team has claimed four wins in a row over the past eight days. The Jays won against John Curtis (48-33) on Feb. 2, Archbishop Shaw (60-48) on Feb. 5, Archbishop Rummel (65-44) a day later on Feb. 6, and again against Rummel (66-30) on Feb. 9.

Though the series of games had multiple standout performances, senior Porter Lichtl put up a double-double against Shaw on February 5 with 26 points and 14 rebounds along with 7 assists and 3 steals. The team’s offensive performance alongside a strong defensive strategy led the Jays to exact retribution for the previous loss against Shaw this season.

In the first matchup against Rummel on Feb. 5, the Jays came out of the locker room after half time with a hairline 2-point lead and a score of 28-26. Jesuit held Rummel to 18 points in the second half, ensuring a 65-44 victory.

In the rematch against Rummel in the Benson Arena on February 9, Jesuit had a less nerve-racking first half, heading into the locker room up 23-14. By the end of the game, Rummel was only able to find an additional 16 points, but Blue Jay shooters almost tripled the team’s first-half score. By the final horn, the scoreboard showed 66-30. Juniors Mike Britsch and Matt Knight each contributed 11 points while sophomore stand-out Joshua Washington picked up 8 rebounds.

The Jays continue the season against Holy Cross at Holy Cross on Friday, February 12, 2021. This game will be the first meetup this season between the two Catholic schools.