The Crusaders, down 25-22 at the break, rallied to beat Rummel 61-48 in an early district showdown in the Catholic League Tuesday night at Conlin Gymnasium.
“I told them the mistakes they made in the first half were correctable,” said Gallagher. “I put it on them. I said you guys know what has to be changed, just go out there and play your game.”
Brother Martin scored the first 5 points of the game. But, a Cethan Carter layup for the Raiders tied the game at 10. Dwayne Eugene’s three pointer out of the left corner gave Rummel a 17-14 lead.
In the second half, Brother Martin pulled away. Jalen Gray hit a driving layup to give the Crusaders a 50-43 lead. On the ensuing pass downcourt after the basket, a Brother Martin player collided with Rummel head coach Troy Holley.
Holley bounced back up, but his team did not.
Jabbar Singleton’s 10 foot jump shot in the lane gave Brother Martin a 52-43 lead.
Jordan Cornish led Brother Martin with 14 points. Damian Williams led Rummel with 10 points. Brother Martin is now 2-0 in league play. Rummel is 1-1.