The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

The Brother Rice Crusaders ended the regular season accounting for the most wins in Brother Rice history with 27 regular season wins. The regular season went by fairly quickly-now the real season starts. Rice took care of business against Eisenhower High School in the regional semifinal. Now, the only thing left to do was to take home the regional championship on friday.

We are excited to go out there and compete for a regional championship,” said senior Ryan Kenney prior to the game vs Andrew.

The scene was set – Andrew High School vs. Brother Rice for the regional championship. […]

The Standard: Crusaders Bring Home Some Hardware2023-03-10T12:44:06-06:00

The Standard: Survive and Advance


By Peter McShane ‘23

After closing out the season with a win against the Bogan Bengals, Brother Rice earned the 2nd seed in their sectional for the IHSA playoffs. Set to play against Eisenhower High School in the first round, the Crusaders knew they needed to take every game seriously.

Senior guard Ahmad Henderson said, ”We all knew we needed to get going quick in this game. Every team we play from now on will give us everything they got. “

The Crusaders did just as Ahmad said. Taking a lead of 41-26 at halftime, the team felt great but knew the job wasn’t […]

The Standard: Survive and Advance2023-03-10T12:26:11-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Students Honored on Senior Night


By Danny Durkin ‘23

This past Friday the Brother Rice TV and Brother Rice basketball seniors were honored before tip-off against Depaul Prep. The BRTV students that were honored were me, Brendan Arnold, Gavin Bowen, and Billy Reardon. The senior basketball players who were honored were Peter McShane, Jimmy Navarette, Nick Niego, Ryan Kenny, Ahmad Henderson, and Khalil Ross.

From my point of view it was a really awesome experience. To be able to be honored before the game and walk across the court was for sure a moment I will never forget.

When talking to BRTV senior Brendan Arnold, he said, “It was […]

The Standard: Crusader Students Honored on Senior Night2023-02-16T23:24:35-06:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Take Down the Meteors


By Peter McShane ‘23

After a very close win against Saint Ignatius College Prep, the Crusaders had to take on a very good CCL team on the road. This De La Salle team came into the game with a 16-8 record with a tough schedule; so they were a respectable team.

Junior guard Tre Dowdell said, “This was a very important game for us. We felt like we needed to beat a team by double digits to get the momentum going.”

The Crusaders did just as Tre said. Taking a lead of 37-20 at halftime, everyone on the team felt a good sense of […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Take Down the Meteors2023-02-16T23:04:32-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders take on the Caravan


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

The Brother Rice basketball team was on a roll heading into their rivalry game against the Mount Carmel Caravan. The Crusaders are sitting at 23-3 (9-2 in conference) and the Caravan holds a strong record of 21-3 (5-1 in conference). This was a matchup between two of the state’s most electrifying guards in Brother Rice’s Ahmad Henderson and Mount Carmel’s Deandre Craig.

Coming off of a great road win at De La Salle on Tuesday, the Crusaders looked to finish the year out strong in conference play. Everyone knew this was going to be a battle. Two of the […]

The Standard: Crusaders take on the Caravan2023-02-10T12:13:43-06:00

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap


By Nick Niego ‘23

The Brother Rice varsity basketball team played two highly competitive games this past weekend. The games were nail biters. Brother Rice fell to Loyola 50-47 on Friday night, but they bounced back Saturday against Rolling Meadows winning 64-59.

On a lively Friday night, Brother Rice matched up with Loyola Academy on 99th and Pulaski. Both teams were 6-1 in conference play heading into the game so this game was crucial for the Catholic League rankings.

Senior Ryan Kenney said, “It was a key game for us because we are trying to give ourselves a chance at winning the league.”

The theme […]

The Standard: Basketball Weekend Recap2023-02-04T12:19:22-06:00

The Standard: Ahmad Henderson 1,000 points


By Cameron Slavin ‘23

The Brother Rice Crusaders are currently 20-3 and their star guard Ahmad Henderson recently came off a historic night. Brother Rice, the number 7th ranked team in the state of Illinois, defeated Marist 49-48 on Tuesday, January 17. Henderson finished with 18 points, and he also reached 1,000 career varsity points.

A 5’10 guard, Ahmad Henderson will be attending Niagara University in Lewiston, New York, next fall. After reaching 1,000 career points, Niagara University congratulated Henderson and told him they were very proud of him and couldn’t wait for him to join the team.

After trailing 48-39 with 3:35 remaining […]

The Standard: Ahmad Henderson 1,000 points2023-01-28T02:36:51-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders Win Battle of Pulaski


By Ryan Gierhahn ‘23

Every year, the Brother Rice vs. Marist rivalry is regarded as one of the biggest games of the season, regardless of sport. The Redhawks were able to defeat us in football this fall; so, the basketball team had no choice but to seek revenge in their matchup.

Marist, a fairly young team, held a solid record of 17-4 before the game. The Crusaders were 18-2.

Coming into the game on Tuesday, January 17, everyone knew both teams were going to come to play. But no one would have predicted it to end the way it did.

Senior Jimmy Navarette said, “Walking […]

The Standard: Crusaders Win Battle of Pulaski2023-01-28T02:37:23-06:00

The Standard: Brother Rice Takes Down Bloom


By Peter McShane ‘23

After a gritty loss to the St. Rita Mustangs, the Brother Rice Crusaders needed a strong comeback win to get their momentum back, and they did just that. As they headed down to Mount Carmel High School to play Bloom Township, the boys all knew that this was a personal game because of what happened last year in the playoffs.

Junior forward Julian Gamboa said, “This was a huge game for us. Everyone on the team needed to step up, and we did just that.”

The Crusaders were going back and forth with Bloom during the first half. They had […]

The Standard: Brother Rice Takes Down Bloom2022-12-17T16:41:40-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Basketball Home Opener


By Jimmy Navarrete ‘23

After winning the Riverside Brookfield Thanksgiving Tournament, the Crusaders are back at home. Last Tuesday, the Crusaders hosted Morgan Park High School in their home opener. This was a big time game not only for the Crusaders, but also for the Mustangs of Morgan Park. Going into the game, Morgan Park found success going 4-0 in their Thanksgiving tournament.

Having Morgan Park being a well-respected basketball program, this was a great matchup for the home opener. Two teams coming off big weekends; it was bound to be a great night of basketball on Pulaski.

Senior forward Khalil Ross said, “It […]

The Standard: Crusader Basketball Home Opener2022-12-11T21:05:45-06:00


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