Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Crosby's run ends against top-seeded Fairfield Prep in LL quarters

The Crosby boys basketball team made it to the Class LL state quarterfinals, then it ran into a buzzsaw on Monday night.
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).
Junior Jeremiah Kendall led the way for Crosby with 24 points. The Waterbury Republican-American's Dennis Brown had Kendall for 11 rebounds. Senior Daniel Jones contributed seven points and 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Fellow senior Roary Jadusingh tallied 13 points, but Prep held senior Jordan Booker to 10 points after his 42-point outburst against Kennedy in the second round. Junior Dayquain Sinisterra scored 13 points.
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.

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