It was standing room only and the decibel level was through the roof last week as Crossroad Academy Charter School traveled to play Robert F. Monroe Day School in a in-county rivalry game.
The first quarter saw close back and forth action by both teams, which had the packed gym excited from the start. Munroe trailed Crossroads 14-17 to end the first.
Good perimeter shooting in the first half kept the undersized Crossroads team slightly ahead throughout the first half. Crossroads went into the locker room with a 34-29 lead over Munroe.
The second half saw adjustments made by Munroe, including Karlton Knight knocking down a few three pointers of his own, and playing better team perimeter defense to cool down the Crossroad shooters. The third quarter ended with Munroe taking the lead 53-42.
Both teams scored more than 20 points in the fourth quarter, which had the crowd amped up, yelling chants back and forth, cheering on their respective teams. The home court advantage proved to be too much for Crossroad to come back from, and Munroe went on to beat Crossroad 75-69.
Munroe’s Karlton Knight led all scorers with 29 points. J.J. Clayton added 12 points and Zy Reese chipped in another 11 points.
Jamari Favors led Crossroad with 24 points. Camari Hale contributed 15 points and Jabari Boahen added 13 points.