Holy Cross boys basketball a solid team despite Tuesday night’s loss to Sacred Heart

Holy Cross has a good boys basketball team this season under the tutelage of veteran head coach Ed Generali.
Tuesday night was just not a good night.
“We’ve had some good nights this season,” Generali said after Tuesday’s 101-66 loss to Sacred Heart. “Tonight wasn’t one of them.”

Holy Cross veteran head coach Ed Generali watches his team.

That being said, the Crusaders are a tough team who will give Class S fits this season.
“They’re athletic, they have talent, they’re well-coached,” Hearts head coach Jon Carroll said.
Senior Justin Strielkauskas kept firing away for Holy Cross, whether it was from up close or from downtown behind the three-point line. He also showed toughness, continuously going at senior big Tyrn Flowers, even though he swatted several of Strielkauskas’ shots away.
Sophomore Roman Pender provided some solid shooting from the outside. There’s also sophomores Nyzair Rountree, DeAndre Wallace, and Marcellus Gomes. Seniors Strielkauskas, Jonathan Mowatt and Dyllan Tyson are looked upon for leadership.

Dyllan Tyson puts up an early shot for Holy Cross.

The young Crusaders will take their lumps, like they did on Tuesday night. In the first meeting, Holy Cross surprised Sacred Heart when it only lost 77-65 at Alumni Hall.
“I think, honestly, they should have won that game last time, the way they played,” Hearts super senior Mustapha Heron said.
“I think the first time, they were probably looking over us,” Generali said. “We caught them off-guard.”
There was no letdown this time from Sacred Heart, but that doesn’t mean Holy Cross isn’t a solid team. The Crusaders are 12-5, with all five losses coming in the rugged NVL Brass Division. This team will be pain in the postseason, and in future seasons to come.