Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
12/16/14 -The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team fell to Indiana University-South Bend 72-61 on Tuesday night. It was a tough break for the men’s team who were coming off of a solid performance last week against Olivet Nazarene.
The Crimson Wave came out strong, jumping out to a 11-2 run just two minutes into the game. The Titans would slowly chip away at the Crimson Wave lead taking a one-point advantage, 21-20, with just under ten minutes to play in the first half. The Titans would slowly create a five-point lead with just over six remaining in the first half. CCSJ would respond with a three from Franqlin Gatson and five quick points from Brian Brilmyer to take a one-point lead with 2:27 left in the half. After a back and forth two minutes the game would enter the break even at 34.
The second half would start on a Titan bucket. The Crimson Wave would respond but never take the lead and eventually fell to IUSB 72-61.
Brilmyer led the way for the Crimson Wave with 17 points, 2 assists, and 12 rebounds. He is currently third in the CCAC in rebounding averaging 8.9 per game. Freshman Michael Brooks had another strong showing with 11 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals. Gatson and Marcus Moody each contributed 10 points.
The Crimson Wave will hit the road on Saturday when they travel down to Hammond, Indiana to take on Purdue University-Calumet. Tipoff is at 3:00pm.
11/25/14 -The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team fell to Olivet Nazarene University 74-71 on Saturday. It was a tough break for the men’s team who had a four game winning streak going heading into the matchup.
ONU got off to a fast start as they went up 16-5 over the Crimson Wave. CCSJ began to chip away at the ONU lead after Michael Brooks nailed a 3-pointer to give CCSJ some momentum. Marcus Moody cut the lead down to seven points after hitting a jump shot and making his free throw to bring the score 27-21. With six seconds left in the half, Michael Brooks hit another 3-pointer to end the half with a score 39-33.
The second half was very exciting and game down to the wire. With 8:15 left in the game, the Crimson Wave began their comeback. Franqlin Gatson hit a 3-pointer to bring CCSJ within five points of the ONU Tigers. Marcus Moody was fouled and would knock down both free throws to bring the score 61-58. ONU missed a three point opportunity and CCSJ got the rebound. They pushed the ball down the floor where Marcus Moody found Franqlin Gatson who drained a three to tie the game even at 61-61. It would be a back and forth battle from there. Brian Brilmyer made a layup with 8 seconds left on the clock to get CCSJ within three points. Jerrian Foster came up with a huge steal as the Crimson Wave called a timeout to draw up the final play of the game. Unfortunately, the Crimson Wave would miss the shot to end the game 74-71 in favor of ONU.
Franqlin Gatson had a big game for CCSJ as he came up with 21 points, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Brian Brilmyer also had a strong showing with 19 points and 9 rebounds which was a game high. Freshman Michael Brooks had 12 points and 2 steals.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Tuesday when they host Indiana University-South Bend at 7:00. The game will be played in the Rittenmeyer Athletic Center.