Men's Basketball

  • Striving for Greatness - The Freshman Athletic Experience
    March 19, 2017
    For athletes, there is no greater rush than playing a game well. It makes the early morning practices, the hill sprints, and the sore muscles all have a purpose. There is something about playing on a team that really brings out the best in people. When you look at the scoreboard and know?whatever the end result is?that you have played your hardest, it all makes sense. This is everything you have worked for?it?s the reason you pushed through all those tough practices.
  • Crusaders Fall to Randolph College
    November 16, 2016
    The Christendom Crusaders dropped their second game of the season, losing to the Randolph College Wildcats to even their record at 1-1. The Crusaders struggled in the first half to score the basketball, putting up only 11 points and being repeatedly beat in the lane and in transition.
  • Crusader Men's Basketball Wins Home Opener
    November 14, 2016
    Christendom College opened their season with a 54-37 victory at home against Appalachian Bible College with what turned out to be a hard fought game.
  • Senior Athletes Contribute to Banner Year for Crusader Athletics
    May 10, 2016
    Christendom’s athletic department is celebrating one of its finest years in sports, due in a large part to the efforts of the college’s senior student-athletes, both this season and over the course of their four years at Christendom. Of the sixteen senior athletes, each played key roles on their teams, leading the Crusaders to great success this year, and leaving a legacy of sportsmanship and perseverance that the college will remember for years to come.
  • Crusaders Finish Season Strong With Win Against Patrick Henry
    February 18, 2016
    With a packed gym and standing room only, the Christendom Crusaders wrapped up their basketball season last Wednesday vs Patrick Henry College.
  • Crusaders Come From Behind For Epic Victory At Home
    February 06, 2016
    The Christendom men?s basketball team was in desperate need of a win on Saturday. The team hosted Mid-Atlantic Christian University, whom they lost to earlier in the season in North Carolina, 71-85.
  • Crusaders Give Up Tough Loss Against Southern Virgina
    December 01, 2015
    The men’s basketball team played Southern Virginia University’s JV on Tuesday night in their final home contest of the semester. The Crusaders came out flat and allowed Southern Virginia to build a lead to nearly 20 points in the beginning of the game. With about 4 minutes left to play in the first half, Christendom’s defensive energy and team pressure sparked some quick lay-ups and transition jump shots to give the team some life. Offensively, drives and finishes at the rim by Johnny Echaniz and three-point jumpers by Pete Day, Jerome Norton, and Stephen Foeckler brought the team to pull within 13 points at halftime.
  • The Crusaders Take First Home Loss Against the Wildcats of Randolph College
    November 19, 2015
    The Crusaders took their first home loss of the season against the Wildcats of Randolph College to bring their home record to 2-1 at home and their overall record to 2-4. The Crusaders often struggled to produce offensively against Randolph’s tenacious defense, but there were times that the young Crusaders team moved the ball quite well, broke down their smothering defense and got quality shots.
  • Men's Basketball Come Out Strong Again At Second Home Game
    November 17, 2015
    The Crusaders won what became a rather one sided game on Tuesday night, defeating the Warriors of Appalachian Bible college with a score of 91-63. Junior Stephen Foeckler led the charge with 24 points. The Crusaders moved the ball well, and as a result there was a spike in the amount of assists this category being led by Foeckler and fellow junior Joseph Pennefather, both with 4.
  • Crusaders are Unable to Leave Weekend with a Win
    November 14, 2015
    In their second game of the Invitational, the Christendom men’s basketball team played Warren Wilson from Asheville, North Carolina. Saturday afternoon’s game for the Crusaders started well with Stephen Foeckler getting a pass from Nick Santschi and hitting a three pointer to go up 3-0. They battled back and forth but found themselves unable to break Warren Wilson’s full court press consistently and their half court pressure and trapping defense got the best of Christendom’s young team in the first half and they found themselves in another tough situation.
  • Crusaders Lose First Game of Weekend at Johnson and Wales
    November 13, 2015
    The Christendom men’s basketball team travelled south to Charlotte, North Carolina this past weekend to Johnson & Wales University for the Johnson & Wales Invitational. On Friday night, November 13, they had the tough task of playing the host team, which were defending semi-finalists the season before in the USCAA tournament.
  • Crusaders Beat VMI in First Home Game
    November 12, 2015
    Your Christendom Crusaders won a scrappy game against the Keydets of VMI to improve to a 1-1 overall record. The Crusaders were led by freshman Patrick Pennefather’s 24 points. While there are still many things that the young team has to work on, as displayed by a messy first half, they showed a certain mental toughness in closing out the last several minutes of the game that is not often found in a team as young as they are.