Key games down stretch for Strake Jesuit



Photo by Xavier Narvacan

by James Mueller 19

(January 31, 2019)

The Strake Jesuit Crusaders basketball team has improved their record to 6-4 in District 23-6A and is currently tied with Elsik for 3rd place in the district with four games remaining in district play. Here is a look at the remaining games for the Crusaders.

Friday Night

Strake Jesuit at Pearland

The Crusaders fell to Pearland in their first matchup 55-45 but have gone 5-1 in district play since then. Meanwhile, the Oilers have gone 3-3 since their matchup with the Crusaders and are currently 5-5 in district play. This is a big game for both teams’ playoff hopes since they are only one game apart. The Crusaders will look to extend their lead to two games over the Oilers while the Oilers will be looking get even with the Crusaders record in district play.

February 5

Brazoswood at Strake Jesuit

In their first meeting, the Crusaders cruised to a 83-53 win over Buccaneers but the Crusaders cannot take this game lightly since ever game is very important with such a tight race for a playoff spot. This is a special game for the Crusaders since it is the senior night game.

February 8

Strake Jesuit at George Ranch

The first matchup between the Crusaders and Longhorns was an exciting one that came down to the wire while the Crusaders ultimately prevailed winning 62-59. The Longhorns are currently second in district with a one game lead over the Crusaders. If both teams win their two games before this matchup, this game could ultimately decide which team claims second place in district. Both teams should be extra motivated because of the high stakes this game should carry with it.

February 12

Alief Taylor at Strake Jesuit

The Crusaders firstmatchup against the Lions was tight all the way to the end but senior guard Jordan Johnson’s dunk off an inbound play late to ice the game sealing the Crusaders a 53-49 win. Alief Taylor is currently one game back of the Crusaders and will be fighting for a playoff spot. Ultimately, this final game of the season will be critical in determining which teams in District 23-6A will keep their season alive and clinch a spot in the playoffs.