On Saturday night, the Little 4 team faced its third Big 5 opponent in just five days, beating the Loggers at Eureka by a score of 69-47.
It was an impressive showing by the Crusaders against their crosstown rivals, and they took control of the game quickly and decisively, leading 38-19 by halftime.
“I liked our energy,” St. Bernard’s head coach Issac Gildea said of his players. “We have kids that really want to play hard.”
So far so good for the 2-1 Crusaders, who have beaten McKinleyville and Eureka in the opening week, while barely losing to Fortuna.
Remy Campbell had a big game in the win, scoring all 16 of his game-high tally in the first half.
Nine different St. Bernard’s players scored, with Drew Vizenor adding 14 and Peyton Smith 12.
Smith also had a big impact on defense.
“Peyton Smith really stayed connected to their main shooters and he played smart,” Gildea said.
Lito Pabalate added nine points in the win and Owen Shanahan seven.
Donovan MIllender scored a team-high 15 points for the Loggers who dropped to 1-2.