Crusaders Disarm Green Knights

January 31 – Montvale, NJ – Matt Zona was just the spark BC needed as he recorded the first 8 points to knock SJR from contention of the BNC United Red Division Title with a 56-52 victory on Thursday night.  It was a successive night where BC had to play a quality opponent and the Crusaders lived up to the challenge with a strong start and finish to the evening.  Doug Edert led BC scorers with a dozen and Zona and Jayson Earle each contributed 11.  Zach Freemantle hit for 8 points and Will Richardson and Raejon Figures each pitched in 7.
     The home team only suffered a mere flesh wound in the first half and made a third quarter run with a series of back door cuts that accounted for a number of easy layups.  Coach Armstrong changed defenses and the team took away those passing lanes to get the game back under control.
     The biggest defensive changes came on the offensive side, though as BC employed a 1-2-2 press.  Freshman guard, Will Richardson, used some exceptional anticipation, closing speed and leaping ability to tip away a number of passes which generated offense and helped BC to regain the momentum needed to hold off SJR in the final quarter.