(Notre Dame, IN) The Holy Cross Men's Basketball Team will host the Trolls of Trinity Christian this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in a CCAC Tournament Quarterfinal matchup.
The Saints rounded out their regular season on Saturday by beating the Trojans of Trinity International 86-74. The win clinched a tie for third place in the CCAC. Their final standing was fourth place as Judson held the tie-breaker over the Saints since they beat them both times during the regular season.
The Saints have seen the greatest success in the history of the program during Head Coach Bob Schermerhorn's second year under the helm. They finished the year 13-16 overall, and had a .500 record in the CCAC with a 7-7 record.
Holy Cross set records in wins (13), conference wins (7), and conference finish (fourth). The game with the Trolls should be a good one as both teams split their games during the regular season. Holy Cross dropped a game at Trinity Christian on November 30th by the score of 79-72. Holy Cross avenged that loss when the Trolls came to Holy Cross by beating them 63-61 on January 25th.
In the first game against the Trolls senior Taylor Williams (South Bend, IN) had a monster game in the loss posting a double-double netting 25 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Junior Yama Kader scored 23 points in the loss as well.
In the second game and win for Holy Cross Kader led the Saints with 19 points, and senior J.T. Breveard (South Bend, IN)_netted 9 points in the crucial win for the Saints.
Holy Cross will rely heavily on the play of Kader and Williams, but they have had a team effort all season. Kader leads the team in scoring averaging 17.8 points a game. Williams averaged a double-double on the season averaging 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Saints will also need junior Michael VanderPloeg (Kalamazoo, IN) who averages 10 points a game and Breveard averages a shade under 10 points a game to contribute if they want to move on to the semi-final on Thursday.
The quarterfinal game will be held on Tuesday February 21st at 7:00 p.m. in McKenna Arena at the Pfeil Center. We ask everyone to come on out and support the Saints as they host their first ever conference tournament game this Tuesday!