Posted On: 12/2/18 1:21 AM

The season has kicked off and Jefferson is the prohibitive favorite to win it all in 6A. But if Friday night was any indication, nothing is going to be handed over easily to the Democrats. Jesuit came to play at Jefferson and the Crusaders went toe-to-toe with the Demos until a late rally led by senior guard Marcus Tsohonis helped lead his team to victory, 79-75.

"It was a tough game against a very tough and worthy opponent," said Jefferson head coach Pat Strickland. "It's good to come out with the 'W' but we definitely have to improve. We'll get back in the lab and work it out."

The game was tight from the outset but Jesuit - behind seniors Justin Bieker and Aidan Williams - started to build some momentum and with a little over four minutes left in the fourth quarter, had staked themselves a shocking ten-point lead. But after a timeout was called, Tsohonis rallied the troops. Doing some scoring himself but also creating for others, the Demos came back and pulled things out.

"We had some time so we just needed to come together, play some defense, and get in transition and get some layups," Tsohonis

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