Basketball Wins on Senior Night

The basketball team went up against the Jesuit Blue Jays on Tuesday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day) in the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium. Love was in the air for the Crusaders as they defeated the Blue Jays by a score of 65-53 on Senior Night. The offense was led by senior Tré Swilling who scored 18 points on 7-for-14 shooting. Senior Pattre’en Hughes was a big contributor on defense grabbing ten rebounds and one steal. Freshman Davonn “Peanut” Read more »

Crusaders Defeat Raiders, 54-43

The Brother Martin Crusader basketball team (21-6) (8-1 district play) duked it out on their home court for an important district match up against the Rummel Raiders on February 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. The game was crucial for the Crusaders to retain their first place lead in the district. According to MaxPreps, St. Augustine (8-2) trails Brother Martin for the top seed in their Class 5A district by a single game. Prior to tip off, Brother Martin students Read more »

Watch Crusaders vs. Raiders Live on

The Crusader basketball game Friday night against the Rummel Raiders will be streamed live from the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium on The live stream will begin at 6:45 p.m. and SportsNOLA’s Ken Trahan and Brother Martin’s Bill Gallagher will be calling the action. The game can also be heard on WGSO 990 AM. In their first meeting in early January, the Crusaders defeated the Raiders by a score of 62 – 55. Brother Martin is currently Read more »

Crusaders Outplay Tigers

On Tuesday night, the Crusaders were ready for some district action against the Holy Cross Tigers. They defeated the Tigers by a score of 69-56 thanks to the efforts of seniors Tré Swilling (15 points) and Vejon Wallis (13 points). Wallis also led the team on the defensive end with 11 rebounds, two steals and a block. At the end of the first half the Crusaders found themselves down 40-34, but came back strong in the second half and scored 22 points Read more »

Crusaders vs. Spartans on WGSO 990 AM &

The Crusader basketball team will host the Salmen Spartans on Friday night at the Robert M. Conlin Gymnasium for 7:15 p.m. This non-district game will be broadcasted live on WGSO 990 AM and The Crusaders have won eight straight games including their win against the Rummel Raiders by a score of 62-55. Under the direction of head coach Jay Carlin, the Spartans look to add another win to their three- game win streak. Come support the 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

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 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 and 8th 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.



Vance Burwell – Delgado Community College

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

Jordan Cornish  – University of Nevada – Las Vegas
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

Mr. Evan Turkish (C)- Varsiy Assistant Coach

Junior Varsity Coaches: 
Mr. Tommy Smith ’71  – JV Coach

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

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

(C) – CECP Coach



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