2018 Basketball Convocation

The Brother Martin Athletic Department hosted our annual basketball convocation at the Brother Mark Thornton Terrace honoring our basketball team. The Crusaders finished the 2017-2018 season with a record of 17-14. Their season ended with a tough finish against St. Paul’s High School in the quarterfinal playoff game in Covington. Additionally, a few more season highlights, seniors Tyler Epps and Tyler Lally were named to the 2018 Clarion Herald’s Read more »

Two Crusaders Recognized on 2018 Clarion Herald Elite Basketball Team

Congratulations to two seniors on the Brother Martin basketball team for being named to the 2018 Clarion Herald Elite Boys’ Basketball Team. Both current guards, Tyler Epps and Tyler Lally, are starters on the Crusader varsity team and  were recognized for their talent and leadership on the court. Ron Brocato from Clarion Herald, wrote “Brother Martin provided two exceptional players to the Elite Team – senior guards Tyler Lally and Tyler Read more »

Crusader Basketball Advances to Quarterfinals!

Congratulations to our Varsity Basketball team for their thrilling victory last night against C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, with a score of 71 to 67 in double overtime. Senior Tyler Lally led the Crusaders with 16 points, including a clutch 3-point basket with six seconds remaining in the first overtime. Javier Perez had 13 points, Tyler Epps had 12, Davonn Moore had 10, and Nick Turner added 9. Senior Jason Stant started and recorded his Read more »

Basketball Prepares for Playoffs

Our Crusaders wrapped up their regular season on the court on Friday, February 16 with a victory over Archbishop Rummel 67-46. Brother Martin ended the game with a total of 28 rebounds, three on offense and 25 on defense, two blocks and six steals. The victory over Rummel was a great way to wrap up the regular season for our Crusaders, but their hard work does not stop there. The team has begun preparing for playoffs that start on February 27. Read more »

Live Stream Broadcast Set for Crusader Basketball Game

During this evening’s basketball game against Jesuit, Crescent City Sports will feature a live stream of this key District 9-5A boys match-up against the Blue Jays from the Conlin Gymnasium.  The Blue Jays (19-6, 7-2) and Crusaders (15-11, 5-4) are both chasing league leader St. Augustine and seeking to move up in the Division I power ratings with the regular season ending next week. The live stream coverage, from Crescent City Sports, will begin Read more »

Basketball Championships
1969-1970 – District, State, National
1970-1971 – District, State
1972-1973 – District
1973-1974 – District, State
1978-1979 – District
1986-1987 – District
2002-2003 – District, State Runner-up
2003-2004 – District, State
2004-2005 – District, State
2006-2007 – District
2009-2010 – State
2011-2012 – District, State Semifinalist
2012-2013 – State Quarterfinalist
2016-2017 – District, State Runner-up

The Basketball Program consists of four levels of competition: eighth grade, ninth grade, junior varsity, and varsity.

Varsity and junior varsity basketball begins with conditioning and weight training in the fall.  The official beginning of practice is determined by LHSAA regulations. Currently, that is the second Monday in October.  Junior High tryouts will take place in the Fall. Varsity and junior varsity seasons begin in late November and run through late February.  Team members are expected to attend all practices/games during the holiday seasons.  Eighth- and 9th-grade teams begin in late November.   Summer League/Team Camps run from the end of May through the month of June.

Team selections (all levels) are made through a tryout process.



Vance Burwell – Delgado Community College

Luke Walker- Louisiana Tech
Venjie Wallis- University of New Orleans

Jordan Cornish  – University of Nevada – Las Vegas/Tulane
Logan Mancuso – Millsaps College

Jalen Gray – Loyola University
Jordan Lumpkins – Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Patrick McCree  – Spring Hill College
Jabbar Singleton  – Oral Roberts University/ Southeastern Louisiana University

Myron Chapman – Kilgore Junior College (TX)
Denzel Flemings – Nicholls State University

Jamon Gray  – Delgado Community College
Schane Rillieux – Nicholls State University

Ryan Berger – Millsaps College
Patrick Swilling, Jr. – Tulsa



Steven “Duece” Martin – Chicago State University

D.J. Augustin – University of Texas at Austin
Steven Payton  – Pace University
Courtney Wallace – University of Louisiana at Lafayette



Mr. Chris Biehl – Varsity Head Coach

Junior Varsity Coaches: 
Mr. Tommy Smith ’71  – JV Head Coach
Mr. Evan Turkish (C)- JV Assistant Coach

9th Grade Coach:
Mr. Joey Barnitz ’02 – 9th Grade Head Coach

8th Grade Coaches:
Mr. Russ Williams (C) – 8th Grade Head Coach
Mr. Don Musselman (C) – 8th Grade Head Coach

(C) CECP Coach
(CS) College Student Coach
(NF) Non-Faculty



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