For the second weekend in a row, the stands inside the gymnasium at West Gadsden Middle was at full capacity, as Crossroad was able to hold on and beat Robert F. Munroe in a game that went to the wire.
After the first quarter, Munroe led Crossroad 22-17. Adjustments made in the second quarter by Crossroad had the Scorpions take a halftime lead of 38-35.
The second half of the game kept fans in attendance on the edge of their seats. Both teams played a pretty even third quarter and the fourth started with Crossroad leading 54-51.
The fourth quarter saw just as much excitement as the third, with both teams vying for the lead as the game clock winded down. As the game went into the final seconds, it appeared the game might be headed for overtime; however, Crossroad had different plans.
They stepped up to take the one-point victory over Munroe in regulation, 67-66.
Myron Tennell led Crossroad in scoring with 17 points. Farlun Dudley and Jamari Favors added another 10 points each.
Munroe’s Leith Kenon led all scorers with 21 points, and Karlton Knight added another 15 more points.
When asked how the team was able to hold on to get the close win in front of a large crowd, Crossroads first-year head coach, Colin Anderson said, “It started at practice”.
“We had a great practice yesterday, we watched film and I believe we were just prepared. It was the preparation you need before a big game,” Coach Anderson said.
This coming Saturday, January 27, Munroe will host Gadsden County High School, making this the third weekend in a row for in-county rivalry basketball.
Chris Daniels – Gadsden County NewsService