Winter hoops filled Crusader Gymnasium this past week as the Lady Crusaders continued their best stretch of the season thus far with a resounding win over D.C.’s Trinity University, with double-doubles from two different players, exciting the home crowd along the way. On the men’s side, the Crusaders fell in a tough game to Washington Adventist on the road as they play through their long stretch of seven consecutive road games.
The Lady Crusaders returned home after a win over Appalachian Bible last weekend, looking to continue their momentum in front of the home crowd. After a back and forth first half, the Lady Crusaders took control in the second, ultimately winning 71-31 — their second-highest scoring game of the season. Mercy Willson and Helena Briggs led the team in points with 18 each, while Gemma McMahon followed close behind with 12. Willson and McMahon each scored a double-double, setting the Lady Crusaders up nicely for a rematch against Appalachian Bible this coming weekend.
On the men’s side, the Crusaders also scored a much-needed win against Appalachian Bible last weekend, squeezing by with a 67-64 victory. The win marked their first of the spring, as they finally crossed the halfway point of their long stretch of consecutive road games. Their next game came against Washington Adventist, with a weak first half ultimately sinking the Crusaders despite a strong second. Patrick Pennefather led the team in points with 14, while freshman Owen Kennedy continued his strong performance this spring with another double-double. Now 3-10 on the season, the Crusaders will finally return home against Appalachian Bible this Saturday.