Hoops New Year’s Day Celebration
January 1 – Paterson, NJ – The Crusader Basketball team celebrated a Happy New Year, erasing a 7 point halftime deficit to defeat Gil St. Bernard’s 49-48. The Crusaders entered the game as the top scoring team in the state of New Jersey, averaging 88.1 points per game, but a stingy GSB defense made BC scap for every point.
Crusaders Scorch Dutchtown (GA) in Florida Hoops Event
December 28 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Once again a red-hot Doug Edert tore it up, hitting 8 three-pointers on his way to 24 points for the BC. The Crusaders built a 23-14 lead after one and Raejon Figures (12 points) and Matt Zona (11 points) helped to extend the lead by 8 at the half, 49-32. Zach Freemantle hit 7 field goals and 7 free throws on his way to 21 points and BC led 76-52 after 3. Armani Cruz (7 points), Jahseim Davis (4), Jayson Earle (3), Kobe Jerome (2), Jason Larranga (7), Justin Regis 3 and Will Richardson (8) helped to extend BC’s season high offensive output of 102.
Four Score in Double Figures as BB Holds Off Calvary Christian
December 26 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – The Crusaders built a fourteen point lead after, scoring 32 in the first quarter, then held off a relentless effort from CC for the remainder of the game, earning a hard-fought 80-68 victory. Senior Guard, Doug Edert, led all BC scorers with his season-high 21 points. Matt Zona dropped in 15 and Jayson Earle 14 with Zach Freemantle adding 12. Raejon Figures was 6 for 6 from the free-throw line and added a three-pointer to finish with 9 on the evening.
Varsity Basketball Wins Thriller at Hoop Group New Jersey Tip Off
December 16 – Elizabeth, NJ – New Jersey’s fifth-ranked Crusaders played just enough defense and had the offense going again as they defeated St. Mary of Elizabeth 77-75 on Sunday at Elizabeth High School’s Dunn Center. Senior, Zach Freemantle led BC scorers with 21 points and 13 rebounds.
Hoops Off to Strong Start
December 14 – Oradell, NJ – The Crusaders entered their 62nd Season of Varsity Basketball on Friday night vs. the Ghosts of Paterson Eastside. If the first night is any indication of how North Jersey’s Pre-Season#1 Ranked Team can be, we’re in for an exciting season!
The 26-11 first quarter scoring for BC set the tone for a night that would put on display BC’s speed and dynamic play. Zach Freemantle led BC with 15 points, most coming during the first half as the Crusaders built an insurmountable 58-23 lead. Justin Regis was nipping at Zach’s heels with 14 points and the well-rounded Crusaders saw St. Peter’s-bound guard, Doug Edert and teammate Will Richardson deposit 13 of their own.
Of course, the Crazies really got wound up on Tommy Scancarella’s, nothing-but-net three in the fourth. Bergen finished with a 92-44 victory.
Tryout Schedule Announced
November 14 - Oradell, NJ -
Coach Armstrong has announced his basketball tryout schedule for this seaosns' teams.
Monday and Tuesday November 19 and 20
Wednesday November 21st
Good luck to all of those trying out!
2018-2019 Basketball Schedules Announced
This winter looks to be an exciting one as the defending Big North United Co-Champs take on a tremendous field and look to make a return to the Jamboree finals.