That buzzsaw was top-seeded Fairfield Prep, the defending state champion and a team many expect to get back to Mohegan Sun Arena. All the Jesuits did at Fairfield University's Alumni Hall was shoot over 60 percent against the Bulldogs in an 84-68 victory.
All Crosby head coach Nick Augelli could do after was give credit where credit was due.
"I threw everything at them," Augelli told GameTimeCT's Joe Morelli after the game. "I threw a man-to-man, a 2-3 zone, a 1-3-1 zone, a trap, a man-to-man trap, a zone trap. They are a great team, very patient."
Crosby played hard, but in the end, Prep just had too much. Five players hit double figures for the Jesuits, and two more had eight points each.
Monday's Class LL state quarterfinal loss to Fairfield Prep
was the last game for Crosby seniors Daniel Jones (20)
and Jordan Booker (00).
It was the final game for Crosby seniors Booker, Jadusingh, Jones, Justice Goldbourne and Dhimitri Stojko.
Augelli had this final comment about Prep in Morelli's story.
"I don't feel bad about losing to them at all," Augelli said.
Sometimes, you just run into a better team. That's what happened to Crosby, which finished the 2015-16 season with a record of 19-6.