Posted On: 12/3/19 9:19 AM

In the first week of public school basketball, we had one of the most different matchups of the early season so far. Richmond vs. Hampton Roads, public vs. private as Bishop Sullivan travelled from Virginia Beach to play against Richmond public power John Marshall.

It was a barn burner from the beginning, as Bishop Sullivan jumped out the gates on fire going 8-for-11 from the field in the first quarter, allowing them to jump out to a 23-15 lead after one. The Justices of John Marshall woke up in the second quarter, but the Crusaders continued to shoot the basketball extremely well as they headed into the half up 46-41.

The third quarter was the turning point, as John Marshall came out with a lot of energy on the defensive end and started to turn over Bishop Sullivan and turn it into easy offense, as they took a 64-61 lead in the final quarter. In the fourth, they started to pull away, but Sullivan refused to go down as they held their own and continued to make shots, but in the end it wasn’t enough. Marshall was able to hit their free throws down the stretch and come away with

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