Bobby Frasor Is Inducted Into the Catholic League Hall of Fame


Congratulations to Bobby Frasor ’05 on being inducted into the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame!

The Blue Island native attended St. Benedict school before attending Brother Rice High School. While at Brother Rice, Frasor played three years of varsity basketball, winning two sectional championships and one Super-Sectional. Frasor began to stand out as a junior when he averaged twelve points and five assists on a team that finished the season 26–2. The following year, Frasor’s senior season, he averaged 21 points, five rebounds, and seven assists and was named the Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year. In his total time […]

Bobby Frasor Is Inducted Into the Catholic League Hall of Fame2022-05-19T12:43:02-05:00

The Standard: Basketball Season Ends Against Bloom


By Tim Hayes ’22

Fresh off a dominant 72-24 win versus Shepard, the Crusaders faced off against the Blazing Trojans of Bloom in the regional final. Bloom came in with a 21-5 record and an easy 83-44 win against Rich Township.

The Blazing Trojans jumped off to a fast start and quickly built up a double-digit lead in the first quarter. As the half went on, the Crusaders were inching back into the game. The hard work finally paid off, and the Crusaders would cut the lead to 31-28 to end the half.

Things looked up at the start of the second half where […]

The Standard: Basketball Season Ends Against Bloom2022-03-04T21:51:43-06:00

The Standard: Southside Game of the Week: Brother Rice Crusaders vs. St. Rita Mustangs


By Jack Mallon ‘22

On Tuesday, the Crusader basketball team traveled to St. Rita to face off in a CCL matchup. The highly anticipated game brought a packed house to St. Rita. The matchup was broadcasted on WCIU as the game of the week.

Because of the amount of fans present, our Crusader Crazies had to cheer on from the baseline. While St. Rita expected a huge turnout for the game, they did little to nothing to accommodate the visiting fans.

The Mustangs (19-10) have the size where it counts. They are led by Morez Johnson, an Illinois commit, and James Brown at center. […]

The Standard: Southside Game of the Week: Brother Rice Crusaders vs. St. Rita Mustangs2022-02-17T21:59:50-06:00

The Standard: Crusader Basketball falls to DePaul Prep


By Liam Lyons ‘22

Last night Brother Rice basketball lost to a very tough DePaul Prep team. The Crusaders fell to 21-5 (10-2 in conf.) with a 49-39 loss. This loss pushes the Crusaders back even further in the Catholic League race. Leo beating St. Rita which helps keep the Lions in first place last night didn’t help.

Coming off two losses prior, Brother Rice looked to bounce back last night. With forward Jayden Watson out due to injury, the Crusaders were faced with an uphill battle. DePaul Prep had a key size advantage, but some key minutes from Jack Lausch and Ryan […]

The Standard: Crusader Basketball falls to DePaul Prep2022-02-17T22:01:03-06:00

The Standard: Ahmad Henderson´s effort is not enough in the CCL dogfight.


By Danny White ‘22

The Crusaders walked into 64th and Dante at 21-5 and 10-2 in conference. But, they also walked in on a three game losing streak.

The atmosphere was the classic Catholic League Conference battle crowd – student sections for both teams, plenty of eight graders, and a great deal of alumni.

Point guard Ahmad Henderson got the fireworks started as he flew down the court for a layup. He then assisted Ryan Kenney on a layup next time down the court. A couple possessions later he knocked down a 23 foot jumper, giving him five points in the first four minutes. […]

The Standard: Ahmad Henderson´s effort is not enough in the CCL dogfight.2022-02-17T20:24:25-06:00

The Standard: B-Team Ballers


By Dylan Warda ‘22

Many grammar schoolers dream of playing basketball for Brother Rice. It is very difficult to make the team with so much competition and great players.

Making the team is an accomplishment in and of itself. Many players try and many fail to make the team. Many people do not realize how tough it is to make the freshman team.

The Brother Rice basketball program has four different levels of teams with the highest being varsity and lowest being the freshman B team. The players on the freshman B team do not get enough credit for their skills.

The B team is […]

The Standard: B-Team Ballers2022-02-07T13:34:55-06:00

The Standard: The Crusaders Triumph v. The Cadets


By Liam Nelligan ‘22

The Brother Rice varsity basketball team faced off against the Marmion Cadets for an away game last Friday. The Crusaders prevailed winning 64-52.

Brother Rice has been playing great this year, with a record of 20-2. It was no surprise to anyone when the Crusaders beat the 11-9 Cadets.

Rice outscored the Cadets in all quarters except the third. Point guard Ahmad Henderson led the crusade with 23 points. Juniors Ryan Kenney and Peter McShane contributed with a combined 22 points.

The Crusaders executed greatly on Friday, playing great defense throughout the game. They held Marmion to just 12 points in […]

The Standard: The Crusaders Triumph v. The Cadets2022-02-03T16:53:52-06:00

The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime


By Kevin Conlon ‘22

The historic rivalry between the Crusaders and Redhawks is filled with so many hard fought battles and this game sure lived up to the rivalry. No. 12 ranked Brother Rice took on unranked Marist in a battle that will go down as one of the craziest games ever.  Marist may not be ranked but they are for sure a tough team with a lot of fight in them as they took the game to a double overtime nail-biter.

There was a lot of bad blood in the air because of the recent wrestling meet where Marist beat Brother Rice.  […]

The Standard: Crusaders Best Redhawks in Double Overtime2022-01-22T14:44:35-06:00

The Standard: One Last Go Around


By Matt Murphy ‘21

Two months ago, an article was released by Michael O’Brien, a Chicago Tribune journalist, saying that there would be no high school basketball season this year amidst the worldwide pandemic. Social media instantly blew up with frustration and a bit of sorrow, most of which were athletes posting their farewell to their high school basketball career, and thanking their school for the opportunity. Nobody had ever thought that there would be a season.

Until one day, a different statement was released by the IHSA which stated that high school basketball was eligible to begin immediately. Tears of joy were […]

The Standard: One Last Go Around2021-03-18T23:11:34-05:00

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Fenwick Basketball Thriller


By Quinn Clifford ‘21

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Brother Rice basketball team faced off against Fenwick in a highly-anticipated Chicago Catholic League (CCL) matchup. The Fenwick Friars, led by Kentucky recruit Bryce Hopkins, went on the road to play the extremely balanced Crusaders in the Brother Rice south gym at 7:00 p.m. Both teams were undefeated in the Catholic League, so this matchup set up for primetime high school basketball.

The game was back-and-forth at the start, as expected. After leading 17-15 at the end of the first quarter, Fenwick began to pull away.

The size of Bryce Hopkins and the rest […]

The Standard: Brother Rice vs. Fenwick Basketball Thriller2021-03-18T23:12:52-05:00


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