CONCORD–Chris DeLaBruere had 21 points, and two other Crusaders were in double-digits as UCA defeated Concord (1-6) on Tuesday evening to move to a Division IV best 8-1.
"We didn't shoot as well as we wanted to but Marquel Taylor-Webster had another strong game inside with 13 pts and 18 boards, while Chris added 8 boards to go along with his 21," said coach Tony DeLaBruere. "Defensively we still have much work to do, but some adjustments offensively at half time really seemed to work for us and allowed us to take advantage of our inside game which seems to be clicking right now."
The team got a boost from a returning Dale Martell, who was not expected to return to action until much later in the season, if at all.
Said DeLaBruere, "With Dale back on board after returning from injury, we actually had 3 subs for the first time all year and everyone got some time tonight."
In the girl’s game, Concord (5-2) really took it to UCA (3-6), winning 60-17 in a very one-sided match-up.
Amy DeLaBruere led the Crusaders with eight points, and Laura Libby added six.
Saturday will find both teams on the road, traveling south to face Mid-Vermont. Girls go at 1:00, followed by the boys right after