Recap for the game: St. Joe's vs Holy Name on Dec 18
After reaching the Western Massachusetts Division III semifinal last year, St. Joseph head coach Paul Brindle entered this season with high expectations for his team.
In spite of a loss, Brindle saw his team's potential against one of the state's elite teams in Division I.
The Crusdaers (2-1) lost 62-59 to Worcester's Holy Name (3-0) at the BasketBull Catholic School Showcase tournament at Assumption College.
Michael McMahon had a team-high 16 points and Tavarick Roberson Jr. was held to 14 points, as St. Joe's could not contain Napoleon gaurd Jacek Louisville (23 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists).
Brindle believes his team played well, saying it had several opportunities to win in the waning minutes of the game, but was unable to convert a big play.
Michael Carpenter had 15 rebounds and six assists for the Crusaders, who play their first division game on Friday, hosting Pittsfield High School at 7:30pm.