SPARTANS NO MATCH FOR BC IN BNC UNITED OPENER

JANUARY 4 – ORADELL, NJ – An improved DePaul Catholic Spartans basketball team visited Hoehl Gymnasium on Tuesday night to open league play.  They were welcomed by a team determined to get Sunday night’s result erased from memory as the Crusaders powered their way to a 95-53 victory in the first League Game of the 2021-22 Season.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOT
DePaul Catholic 22 10 15 6 53
Bergen Catholic 26 23 26 20 95

Will Richardson and Terry Copeland each led BC in the first half with 12 points and Julian Brown pitched in nine as the Crusaders built a 49-32 lead.  Copeland was especially dangerous on the defensive boards, pulling down six rebounds and converting half of them into fast-break, full-court assists.  Richardson would go on to finish with 14 on the night and Copeland and Brown, twelve apiece, but Freshman, David Munro finished the evening as the game-high scorer with 18 point, following a strong presence in the second half.

PLAYER 2PT 3PT FT PTS REB ASST STL BLK
Brandon Benjamin 3 0 0 6 2 1 0 0
Elias Espinosa 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0
Terry Copeland 6 0 0 12 6 3 5 2
Will Richardson 6 0 2 14 4 5 1 0
Tyler McQuaid 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Julian Brown 4 1 1 12 2 1 1 0
Elijah Flournoy 4 0 0 8 2 1 1 0
David Munro 5 2 2 18 5 0 0 0
Austin Spencer 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0
Joe Scrivanich 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 1
Austin Sargenti 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Gianluca Phelan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Anthony Brown 3 0 2 8 1 0 0 0
Alex Wohlrab 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

BC also got very strong play out of Elijah Flournoy (8 points, 2 rebounds), Anthony Brown (8 points, 1 rebound) and Joe Scrivanich (9 points, 1 block) as well as Brandon Benjamin who dumped in six points, a pair of rebounds and an assist.

The Crusaders are now 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Big North Conference, United Division.