Crosby tries to take down top-seeded Fairfield Prep tonight

It you bleed Crosby blue and don’t mind a lengthy ride, get to Alumni Hall on the campus of Fairfield University for 7 o’clock tonight.
Your Bulldogs, the No. 8 seed in Class LL, face top-seeded Fairfield Prep in a quarterfinal round matchup. Crosby needs your support in what will be a tough game, and a tough place to play. The Jesuits always have strong fan support and a big student section, so you Bulldog fans need to show up in droves and make noise for your team.

Prep is the defending Class LL state champion and has lost just once all season. The Jesuits are led by senior Richard Kelly, was named Most Outstanding Player of the SCC Tournament. Kelly is a 6-foot senior. Kelly and 5-11 senior Matthew Gerics are the guards who make Prep go. The Jesuits also have a ton of size, including 6-foot-8 junior Patrick Harding, 6-6 junior Robert Haskins, 6-5 sophomore John Kelly and 6-4 senior Senay Bellete.

Crosby 6-foot-4 senior Daniel Jones and 6-4 junior Jeremiah Kendall will carry the bulk of the load inside, but the Bulldogs need, need, NEED to rebound well as a team to have a chance tonight. Crosby hopes to get another big game from senior Jordan Booker, who went off for 42 points in their second round win over No. 9 Kennedy. The Bulldogs have shown they can be very balanced in scoring the ball at times this season. That also wouldn’t be a bad thing tonight.

There’s always a tough matchup on the way to a championship, especially in Class LL. This one is a tough one for Crosby, but one it must win to keep its march to the Mohegan Sun Arena going.