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Dominic vs. Borgia Rivalry

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The Crusader basketball teams traveled to the rivaled Borgia Knights

For years, St. Dominic and Borgia have had a huge rivalry towards each other. In every sport it is our mission to win against the Borgia Knights. The boys and girls basketball teams both recently traveled to Washington to face them, at their own house. 

On Friday, the boys were defeated, but did not go down without a fight. They got down early and could not fully recover. Starting the second quarter they were within one possession, down by three, and the students who made the drive continued to cheer them on. Ray Butler had outstanding defense and had six early points to cut the Knight lead to one, at half. 

Into the third quarter, senior Andrew Henke dominated around the glass with some nice rebounds for the Crusaders. However, they did not get off to a good scoring start in the second half, with getting down by four early. Borgia did not let Dominic crawl back by getting hot from the three point line. The final from the Knights gym was 71-49 Borgia. The Boys will battle against Lutheran St. Charles on the 6th to bounce back. Make sure to show support for senior night on Friday the 9th against Duschene. 

“I love commentating on the boys’ games, each time they grow and someone else steps into a leadership role. With all the seniors, it is fun to watch the dynamic of the team,” Junior Maddie Hunsel said. 

On Monday the fifth, the girls team traveled to Borgia to face the Knights in Washington. Dominic capitalized on the game, especially in the third quarter. Starting off as a slow game, it was 10-6 Crusaders in the first quarter. However, picking up the pace in the second quarter, five girls were on the board, and Madison led with eight. When the third quarter came around, the Crusaders were ready to roll!

Senior Mia Tabacchi got hot after half, with one block, two points, one assist, she took an excellent charge. The whole team got some extra momentum from cheering on the bench, and put it out to the talent on the court. The Lady Crusaders took it to Borgia and did not let up the whole game. Peyton Robert’s led the team with 14 points, but it was an all around great team win with precise ball movement. The girls travel to the Villa Duchesne tournament this week, and play their first game at 8:30 on Wednesday against Notre Dame. Make sure to come support at the final games of the season!

“I was so excited to play Borgia. I always love competing against them because it is such a big rivalry. The whole team stepped on the court with spirit and ambition. I am excited to continue our great play into the end of the season,” Senior Kennedy Hoff said. 

Both boys and girls teams are ready, and geared up for the final few weeks of the basketball season. The coaches are excited, the seniors are giving it their all, and the teams are fired up.  On Monday the 12th, the girls face Rosati Kain, and boys will compete against Kirkwood in the Coaches vs. Cancer games. Make sure to show your support and come out to cheer on the teams!  

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Elise Kehoe, Staff Writer
Elise Kehoe is a Senior at St. Dominic. She is on the varsity golf team and a leader of Christ Renews Us club. Outside of school, Elise plays competitive hockey and enjoys time with friends.

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