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Big win for Chaminade

The Upsetter has been upset.

Still reveling in the euphoria of their stunning 75-66 win on Tuesday over Rice, one of the top teams in the nation, Holy Cross became the upsette after Chaminade beat the Knights 60-50 in the John Salvo Classic today at Adelphi University.

“After coming off their win over Rice, a top team in the state, it was a great win for us,” Chaminade coach Jim Quinn said.  “The kids played a near perfect game with the execution offensively and defensively.”

Chaminade smothered Holy Cross with an aggressive defense that pressed from the toss of the opening tip to the sound of the final buzzer.  When the Knights managed to clear one hurdle by breaking the press, another waited in 6-10 Chaminade center Kevin Hargrove, who clogged the middle and recorded eight blocks to go along with his 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Four players finished in double figures for Chaminade, led by Tommy Morgan’s 17 points.  Dylan Sinnickson had 16 and Robert Keating added 10.
 “The kids did everything well today,” Quinn said, “and we had to in order to beat a team like that.”

Chaminade (10-7) will play at St. Anthony’s on Tuesday with what Quinn hopes to be a new sense of confidence.

“Hopefully this shows the kids how good they can play,” Quinn said.  “I think the win will help us for the rest of the league season and the playoffs.  But it also does a lot for Long Island basketball by beating a tough city team like that.”


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