Irish: A healthy Matt Christiansen = trouble for 4A...
By Robert Przybylo
All the postponements have disrupted the basketball season, that’s for sure. But it also gave all those who needed some time to rest an opportunity to do so.
Take Bishop McGuinness sophomore Matt Christiansen. He was back to being himself as the Irish held off rival Bishop Kelley for the win on homecoming.
Bishop McGuinness 52, Bishop Kelley 41 (Boys)
There is standing room only, and then there is whatever was at McGuinness on Friday. Kids were getting in the way of refs on the sidelines, cheerleaders were smacking me with pom poms.
If you had a seat, you were a lucky one as I don’t know how many more people could have fit into the gym. It did lead to a great atmosphere.
The Irish came out strong as senior Jameel Whitney was firing on all cylinders and Christiansen was establishing himself in the post.
Christiansen suffered a shoulder injury in New Mexico over the winter break and really hadn’t been the same since. He was back to being a beast, a confident beast at that.
The Irish took a comfortable 30-15 lead into halftime, but the Comets came out scorchin’ after the homecoming festivities and got it down to 36-35.
McGuinness took care of business in the fourth to take the 2-1 season edge vs. Kelley.
Christiansen finished with 12 points, and coach Tondrell Durham said he had around 10 rebounds. But the story was his will in this one. He came out looking to make a statement and did so.
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