Spartans Top Crusaders

basketball vs. salmenThe Salmen Spartans traveled to the Conlin Gym for a non-district match against the Crusaders on Tuesday night and escaped with a 42-39 win. Brother Martin (11-5) trailed by a single-point after the first quarter and early in the second quarter, Jared West and Tre’ Swilling hit back-to-back 3s to give the Crusaders a 16-11 early advantage.  The Spartans continues their hot outside shooting and hit a buzzer-beater at halftime to give them a 24-23 lead.  In the third quarter, senior Venjie Wallis, who led the Crusaders with 13 points and nine rebounds, helped his team build a 32-29 lead late in the period, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Spartans would hold on to win.

The Crusaders will host the Crusader Invitational starting on Thursday, January 8th at 3:30 pm.  Brother Martin will face Runnels in the opening round at 7:30 pm in the Conlin Gym.

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Photo courtest of  Hank Brady, | The Times-Picayune