Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
11/26/13 - The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team got their fifth win of the season on Tuesday night against CCAC opponent Purdue University-North Central 73-62. With this win, CCSJ moves to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the CCAC.
Franqlin Gatson had a big night with 19 points including 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Robert Jackson wasn’t far behind by contributing 17 points of his own. Brian Brilmeyer and Chris Diehl each had 10 points. This was a great offensive effort for the Crimson Wave that shot 73.7% from the field in the second half. CCSJ had a three point lead going into the half and were able to withstand PNC’s transition game. The Crimson Wave defense held PNC to 30 second half points and only allowed them to shoot 52%.
“I thought we had another solid defensive effort tonight. PNC is a team that likes to get up and down the court and put a lot of points on the scoreboard. So for us to hold them to 59 points at their place is a credit to our guys. Road wins are hard to come by in this league so tonight was a nice win for us,” said Coach Sexson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action when they travel to Indiana University-Northwest on Wednesday December 4th. Tipoff is at 7:00pm.
11/20/13 - The Crimson Wave men’s basketball team took on the University of St. Francis for their first CCAC match up of the season. CCSJ was 4-2 heading into the game while USF was 1-4. In the end it would be USF that would go on to win the game 51-43.
It was a tough night offensively for the Crimson Wave as they went 14-49 from the field. It was a low scoring game in the first half as both teams couldn’t get hot. The first half score was 26-20 in favor of USF. Franqlin Gatson and Brian Brilmeyer had 8 and 7 points respectively in the first half. They accounted for 80% of the offense. The Crimson Wave defense came up with three steals and played with high pressure that would go on to last the rest of the game.
The Crimson Wave defense turned it up a notch in the second half with six steals that led to seven points. The offense stayed balanced as Alantae Crawford, Franqlin Gatson, and Chris Diel combined for 18 of the 23 second half points for the Crimson Wave. CCSJ got within one point with a 35-34 score until the Saints went on a 5-0 run that ended up sealing the game for them.
“I thought we played well defensively tonight. We had some good looks offensively but couldn’t finish. You can’t win games if you can’t finish around the bucket. Overall I am proud of the effort my guys put forth tonight,” said Coach Sexson.
The Crimson Wave will have six days to prepare as they travel to Purdue University-North Central on Tuesday November 26th at 7:00pm.