On Tuesday evening, the 1-0 Christian Brothers men’s basketball team headed to Loomis to take on the formidable Del Oro Golden Eagles. CB jumped out to an early lead, as senior guard Andre Albason (‘18) was hot early, bagging seven points in the opening quarter. The Falcons couldn’t hold that lead by the end of the half and trailed 31-30 at the half. The Falcons played stifling defense in the third quarter, led by senior guard Will Warner (‘18), who locked down the Eagles’ leading scorer Dre Treadwell, who entered the game averaging 21 PPG. Treadwell was held to 15 points for the game, and in the third quarter the Falcons went on a 17-10 run that gave them a 47-41 lead after three quarters. Late in the fourth, Del Oro cut the lead to just four, but Albason responded in crunch time, scoring back-to-back buckets to put the Falcons up eight and ice the game. The Falcons made their free throws down the stretch, and the Falcons emerged with a 67-53 win over a top 15 team in the city.
The combination of Albason and Everett Perrot (‘18) combined for 47 of the Falcons’ 67 points. Perrot led the Falcons in scoring for the second consecutive game, going for 25 points on just nine field goal attempts. Perrot improved at the free throw line as well, shooting 78% from the stripe. This is a huge development in his game, as the big man has struggled at the line in his CB career. Albason continues to be a consistent perimeter scorer for the Falcons, as his combination of drives and mid range jumpers has been extremely effective on the offensive end.
The quickness of the smaller Falcons really bothered Del Oro. The Falcons forced the Golden Eagles into 15 turnovers on the evening whichwas key in limiting the Eagles to just 53 points. The Falcons are going to need to continue making it difficult on bigger teams to get into their half court sets. Especially against bigger teams like the Golden Eagles, the Falcons will rely on their harassing defense to take advantage of weaker ball handlers.
The Falcons will put their unblemished record on the line Tuesday night when the Monterey Trail Mustangs come to the Ron Limeberger ’53 Gymnasium. The Elk Grove school is 2-2 on the season, including an impressive 2-1 record at the prestigious Wild West Shootout in Reno. The match-up to watch in this one will be on the low block. 6’6 Falcons big man Everett Perrot, who leads the Falcons with 22.5 PPG will have his hands full with 6’8 Mustang center Bryce Fitzgerald. If Perrot struggles with the height of Fitzgerald, look for Falcon guards Anthony Zavala (‘19) and Matthew Schneider (‘18) to step up and provide an offensive boost.