Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
11/16/14 -The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team went 1-1 this weekend as they competed in the Marian Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana. The men are now 4-3 on the season.
CCSJ took on Great Lakes Christian College on Saturday and defeated them 107-45 to gain their fourth win of the season. The offensive surge was led by Robert Jackson with 25 points as he went 10 for 14 from the field. Brian Brilmyer and Franqlin Gatson each had 13 points. Franqlin also led the game with 7 assists. Julian Snowden had 12 points while Michael Brooks and Kendall Frank each had 10. Defensively, CCSJ came up with 9 steals and 5 blocks and held Great Lakes Christian to just 15 points in the second half.
On Sunday, CCSJ took on the host school Marian University in what turned out to be a close game. Marian would go on to defeat CCSJ 69-58 to end the weekend. Freshman Michael Brooks had a big game for the Crimson Wave with 15 points and 1 assist. Brian Brilmyer had 12 points and 1 assist. Robert Jackson was next in line with 10 points.
Then men will have two days to practice as they travel to Joliet, Illinois on Wednesday night to take on the University of St. Francis.
After an evenly played first half, with the Crimson Wave taking the largest lead midway through at five points the game entered the break even at 29.
The Crimson Wave grabbed a quick lead when Franqlin Gatson buried a three from the wing. A quick field goal from the Redhawks kept the game close. Brian Brilmyer would hit back-to-back threes to give CCSJ their largest lead of the night.
The Crimson Wave would hold their lead till just before the eleven-minute mark when a small IUN run gave the Redhawks a one-point advantage.
The game would change hands for most of the second half with CCSJ extending the largest gap in the final ten minutes hear the three-minute mark when they led 71-65. Back-to-back IUN threes would tie the game at 71 apiece with 1:29 left in play.
A pair of Gatson free throws with 56 seconds left gave the Crimson Wave a two-point lead. After and exchange of posessions IUN’s Darrius Davis would hit a field goal from just beyond the foul stripe to send the game into overtime.
A three pointer from Robert Jackson in the corner gave CCSJ the lead just 12 seconds into overtime. CCSJ would never look back as they took the game from the Redhawks 87-81.
Jackson would lead all scorers with 29 points and 10 rebounds while Gatson would add 24 points to the tally. Brlmyer grabbed 14 rebounds and threw 14 points in the effort for CCSJ.
The Crimson Wave will be on the road this weekend at the Marian University Classic.
11/8/14 - The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team split this weekend at the Bethel College Classic.
The Crimson Wave grabbed a nice win on Friday night over Goshen College 69-61. CCSJ grabbed an early 8-4 lead on an Alantae Crawford steal converted to a fast break layup. The Crimson Wave would see their lead grow to 13 over the next seven minutes of play as Robert Jackson buried a three for a 24-11 CCSJ advantage. The lead would further improve with just over seven minutes remaining in the half on a Kendall Frank shot from downtown for a 33-15 CCSJ advantage. CCSJ would see their lead shrink going into the break as Goshen went on an 11-4 run to cut the lead to 37-26 at halftime.
The Crimson Wav would control much of the second half until a small Goshen run near the six minute mark cut the CCSJ advantage to six. Brian Brilmyer and Michael Brooks would answer back scoring back to back jumpers to put the Crimson Wave lead back in double digits.
The Cirmson Wave would see their lead further diminish with under a minute remaining in play after six straight Goshen points led to a 65-61 CCSJ lead. Three straight free throws from Franqlin Gatson would bring the CCSJ advantage back to 67-61. Brooks and Crawford would both sink free throws with under 15 seconds left in play to seal the CCSJ victory 69-61.
Brooks led CCSJ with 17 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Marcus Moody posted 17 points and 8 rebounds. Brilmyer added to the total with 9 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
The Crimson Wave saw the host the 10th ranked (NAIA Coaches Poll) Bethel College Pilots on Saturday in the final game of the classic. CCSJ fell to Bethel 93-67 to go 1-1 in the classic.
Brilmyer, Gatson and Jackson all posted 14 points each for the Crimson Wave against the Pilots.
The Crimson Wave now 2-2 overall will host Indiana University – Northwest on November 12th at 7:00pm in the Rittenmeyer Athletic Center.