Crusaders, Bulldogs score in bunches in lopsided wins

Offense was on full display Friday night for the Holy Cross and Crosby boys basketball teams.
The Crusaders and Bulldogs amassed point totals that would make former Los Angeles Lakers and Loyola Marymount head coach Paul Westhead blush.
Holy Cross and Crosby both blew away the century mark. The Crusaders won by a final of 115-58 at Oxford while the Bulldogs prevailed by a score of 113-59 against Woodland at home. Both city teams averaged well over three points per minute, kind of fitting given how many outside shots are taken in today’s basketball.
For Holy Cross, junior star Elijah Parker erupted for 36 points, one night after going for 39 in a road loss against Conard-West Hartford. Jordan Gunthrop (17 points), Julian Jones (14) and
Adrian Acosta (11) joined Parker in double figures against Oxford. Gunthrop canned five 3-pointers. The Crusaders had 13 different players who scored.
For Crosby, senior D.J. Melendez had a game-high 21 points, which included five 3-pointers. Jayden Benjamin (14 points), Jason Robles (14), Micah Blackman (13), Khani Glenn (11) and Nevin Kinsey (11) joined Melendez in double figures against Woodland. The Bulldogs made an astounding 20 3-pointers, and 12 different players scored. Benjamin and Robles each made four 3-pointers.
Crosby (13-2) has scored 91 points or more in six different games. Both the Bulldogs and Crusaders (12-3) went over 100 points for the second time this season.