Brown Leads BC Over National Christian

December 28 – Cape Henlopen, DE – The Crusaders won their match-up in the Slam Dunk to the Shore this Tuesday, with a 62-60 victory over National Christian Academy of Maryland.  Julian Brown led the team with fourteen points on a trio of three-pointers, two field goals and a free-throw.  He contributed on the boards as well, pulling down four rebounds and assisting on two other baskets.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOT
National Christian (MD) 16 12 16 16 60
Bergen Catholic 9 14 20 19 62

For the first time of the year, BC found themselves behind after the first quarter as the Eagles opened up a 7-point lead.  Quarter-by-quarter, the lead see-sawed with BC creating a 7-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.  The Eagles went on a 8-1 run, however, taking back the lead until Will Richardson (10 pts, 4 reb, 3 ast) gave BC a 61-60 lead with 33 seconds remaining.

PLAYER 2PT 3PT FT PTS REB AST
Brandon Benjamin 4 0 1 9 8 1
Elias Espinosa 1 3 0 11 1 2
Terry Copeland 3 0 1 7 5 2
Will Richardson 1 2 2 10 4 3
Tyler McQuaid 0 0 2 2 0 0
Julian Brown 2 3 1 14 4 2
Elijah Flournoy 2 0 2 6 2 1
David Munro 1 0 1 3 0 0
Austin Spencer 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sophomore Brandon Benjamin had his best scoring game to date, knocking down 9 points, but even more important was the leadership role he played with rebounds, grabbing a game-high eight.  Elias Espinosa played another strong game for BC, scoring eleven.