Crossroads Basketball Team Claim Sports Extravaganza Cup

Roadrunners get the best of Brentwood in annual event

Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014, 4:06:00 AM

Dennis Freeman

Crossroads basketball player Charlie Hall defending against the shot.
Courtesy photo
Crossroads basketball player Charlie Hall defending against the shot.

The Crossroads boys’ basketball team kept its

unbeaten mark at home this season intact after handing visiting Brentwood School

a 59-55 loss last Friday. 

The victory made it two in a row for the Roadrunners

in the win column and gave Crossroads an overall record of 8-6 before going up

against Milken in a Delphic League contest Tuesday night.

Crossroads picked up its first league win of

the season with a 78-34 win against Kilpatrick on Jan. 7.

The victory against

Brentwood School wasn’t just a non-league basketball game; the contest was part

of a full-blown viewing party of the different winter sports the two schools

offer. So parents of student-athletes had their eyes full watching basketball

and soccer.   

The crosstown rivalry between the two schools drew

a packed house this year with as many as 1,500 people coming out for the annual

Sports Extravaganza. The event, which began in 2010, is unique in that it

features games played by both schools’ varsity and junior varsity soccer and

basketball teams.

Crossroads won the Extravaganza Cup last year.

The Roadrunners made sure they kept the cup this year with victories in the

boys’ varsity and junior varsity soccer matches as well as claiming the win in

boys basketball.

Brentwood School, which owns a 49-24-1 winning

mark in the rivalry varsity basketball game against Crossroads, didn’t go

quietly in the night. Brentwood’s girls notched wins in varsity and junior

varsity basketball as well as in soccer.     

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