It’s been one month since the Crusaders last loss and coming off their most impressive win in the state playoffs a 75-61 victory over Constitution-Holy Cross now tangles with Trinity the two seed from District III.
“They can shoot the ball very well. We have to definitely stop their guard play, but we know Josh is ready. We’ll be fine,” said Kerry Kearney.
Early season injuries made for a slow start for Coach Al Callejas’s team, but maybe a blessing allowing more playing time for guys that are contributing now off the bench.
“It’s always a great help having a deep bench like we do. You know Jones, Erik, and Robbie Torre coming off the bench to give us a spark,” said Corey Joyce.
In this state playoff run for the Crusaders they’ve seen many different styles of play like they did from Lewisburg and Constitution. When they take on Trinity in the Eastern Final they will see a guard orientated team that likes to shoot from the outside and they have two guys that can cover Josh Kosin.
“We look at their guards for the most part they do have two big’s but we feel that their guards are their best players. Their great shooters so we feel as if we can get pressure on them and limit their big’s we’ll be alright,” said Connor Callejas.
Along with the frenzy of the fans flocking to Martz hall in Pottsville players are equally excited.
“When I heard we we’re playing there I was so excited,” again said Kerry.
Tip is set for Tuesday night at 7pm. Check out wnep.com for the latest highlights from the Holy Cross and Trinity Eastern Final and post game reaction.