Crusaders routed by Raiders on the road
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team now has two losses on the season, with both having come on the road. Their most recent defeat occurred on Tuesday evening at the hands of the Brookville Raiders, with the Brookville squad routing ECC for a 34-16 win.
The score was 20-13 in favor of the Raiders headed into the fourth quarter, but Brookville made their foul shots when it counted, outscoring the Crusaders 14-3 in the frame to send ECC home with the loss.
The Crusaders did not score more than six points in any of the quarters and only put eight points on the board in each half.
Brookville's Conner Marshall led all scorers with 11 points. Marshall was the only player in double figures in the game.
Michael Jacobs was the leading scorer for ECC with six points.
Brookville led 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, with Clayton Cook scoring four points for the Raiders in the opening frame and Isaac Hetrick, Noah Peterson, and
Jack Pete each making a field goal. ECC did not make a bucket until the second quarter. Both of their first quarter points came from the foul line as Jacobs went two-for-two.
The Crusaders actually outscored the Raiders in the second quarter. ECC put six points on the board while Brookville scored five.
Colby Nussbaum made ECC's first bucket of the night and led the Crusaders with four points on a pair of twos. Jacobs also made another pair of foul shots. Kellen Haines hit a three for the Raiders and Hetrick made another bucket.
Brookville led 15-8 at halftime.
Both teams scored five points in the third quarter, with Brookville going up 20-13.
Jacobs made ECC's lone bucket of the frame, Lance O'Neill went two-for-two from the foul line, and Nussbaum was one-for-two from the line. Marshall scored three of the Raiders' points as he made a field goal and went one-for-two from the line, and Peterson also made a bucket.
Brookville outscored ECC 14-3 in the fourth quarter, with all of the Raiders' points coming from the foul line. Marshall was sent to the line five times and went eight-for-10, Cook was sent to the line three times and went fivefor-six, and Pete was sent to the line once and went one-for-two. A three by Wil Wortman accounted for ECC's points in the frame.
Brookville won the game 34-16.
The Crusaders will look to rebound on Friday when they play host to crosstown rival St. Marys Area in their final home game of the regular season. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity contest to follow.
ECCHS 16 Jordan Wasko 0-0-00-0, Noah Cherry 0-00-0-0, Bobby Urmann 0-0-0-0-0, Lance O'Neill 0-0-2-2-2, Timmy Brannock 0-0-0-0-0, Michael Jacobs 1-0-4-4-6, David Anderson 0-0-0-0-0, Wil Wortman 0-1-0-0-3, Colby Nussbaum 2-0-12-5, Adam Straub 0-00-0-0. Totals 3-1-7-8-16. Brookville 34 Isaac Hetrick 2-00-0-4, Kellen Haines 0-1-0-0-3, Noah Peterson 2-0-0-2-4, Jack Pete 1-0-1-2-3, Clayton Cook 2-0-5-6-9, Caleb Kornbau 0-0-0-0-0, Conner Marshall 1-0-9-12-11. Totals 8-1-15-22-34. Score by quarters ECCHS 2 6 5 3 16 Brookville 10 5 5 14 34