Brother Martin Wins Opening Round

The Crusader Basketball team (4-2) opened the Newman Invitational with a 81-73 win over Baker High School of Mobile, AL.  The team was led by senior Venjie Wallis (28 points, 9 rebounds), sophomore Bruce-Jordan Swilling (18 points, 11 rebounds), senior Luke Walker (10 points), and sophomore Vejon Wallis grabbed 10 rebounds. The Crusaders will be back in action this afternoon at 5:00 pm against Helen Cox. Read more »

Brother Martin Claims Second Place in CYO Tournament

After a 47-44 semifinal win over Jesuit, Brother Martin (3-2) fought a gritty battle against East St. John but fell 52-44 in the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Classic Championship. Brother Martin was led by senior guard Venjie Wallis and sophomore Bruce Jordan-Swilling, who totaled 14 and 12 points, respectively. The team returns to action on Wednesday night at 5 P.M. as they take on Baker High School from Alabama in the first round Read more »

Basketball Advances to CYO Semifinals

Senior Venjie Wallis recorded a monster night as he and the Crusaders (2-1) defeated the Hahnville Tigers 66-44 in the second round of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Classic. Wallis came out playing aggressive in the opening quarter, scoring on three layups and sinking three free throws for an early 9 points. The Crusaders led 20-8 after the first quarter and would score 17 points in the second to lead 37-18 at the break.  Wallis finished Read more »

Crusaders Open CYO Tournament with a Win

The Brother Martin basketball team opened day one of the Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament with a 68-48 win over Covington.  The Crusaders started the game strong going on a 9-0 run in the first quarter.  At the break, Brother Martin held a commanding 18 point lead over the Covington Lions.  The Crusaders would maintain their lead for the remainder of the game to secure game 1.  Bruce Jordan-Swilling led the Crusaders with 11 points, Read more »

Basketball Camp Wraps Up Summer at Brother Martin

This past week, Brother Martin’s basketball camp, run by Head Varsity Coach Chris Biehl, hosted over 100 campers.  Coach Biehl and his staff focused on fundamentals, competition, and fun.  The camp was open to students entering 3rd – 8th grades.  This camp marked the end of summer camps at Brother Martin High School. 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
2012-2013 – State Quarter Finalist

The Basketball Program consists of five levels of competition: seventh grade, 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 first Monday in October.  Tryouts for all levels take place in November. 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.  9th, 8th, 7th grade teams begin in late November.  Spring practice for varsity and junior varsity takes place in May.  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.


D.J. Augustin ’06 – Texas
Joey Barnitz ’02 – Loyola/UNO
Peter Barnitz ’99 – Loyola
Ryan Berger ’10 – Millsaps
Corey Bloom ’05 – Houston/ULL
Ryan Brock ’05 – Loyola
Myron Chapman ’12 – Kilgore Junior College (Tx.)
Jordan Cornish ’14 – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Denzel Flemings ’12 – Nicholls St.
Jalen Gray ’13 – Loyola
Jamon Gray ’11 – Delgado
Justin Lauga ’99 – UNO
Jordan Lumpkins ’13 – Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Logan Mancuso ’14 – Millsaps College
Steven “Duece” Martin ’07 – Chicago State University
Patrick McCree ’13 – Spring Hill College
James Olivard ’01 – Loyola
Steven Payton ’06 – Pace University
Schane Rillieux ’11 – Nicholls St.
Nicky Saacks ’97 – Spring Hill College
Charles Scarborough ’02 – Tougaloo College
Jabbar Singleton ’13 – Oral Roberts University
Patrick Swilling, Jr. ’10 – Tulsa
Courtney Wallace ’06 – ULL


Tournament Brackets
Crusader Invitational (Varsity)
Sunkist Shootout (Varsity)

Mr. Chris Biehl – Varsity Head Coach
Mr. Evan Turkish – Varsity Assistant Coach
Mr. Russ Williams (C) – Varsity Assistant Coach

Mr. Russ Williams (C) – JV Head Coach

Mr. William David – 9th Grade Head Coach

Mr. Justin Franks – 8th Grade Head Coach

Mr. Aaron Paladino – 7th Grade Head Coach

C (CECP Coach)
*Non Faculty