Posted On: 12/14/20 12:26 PM

Western New York is an underrated basketball hotspot chockful of promising, talented recruits. The 2019-2020 Monsignor Martin League (Buffalo NY) was highly competitive and produced many memorable moments for both teams and individuals alike. This article will preview the 2020-2021 Canisius Crusaders.

 

2019-2020 Canisius Crusaders - 23-3 Overall Record, 11-1 Conference Record

The 2019-2020 Canisius Crusaders dominated the Monsignor Martin League to the tune of an 11-1 conference record. Coached by Kyle Husband, the Crusaders won the Manhattan Cup Championship with a 63-54 victory over the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Mauraders. Among 2020-2021 returnees, class of 2021 Max Dowling lead the team in both scoring and rebounding in the contest. Dowling posted 16 points and 5 rebounds while splitting his time defending both Wings and Bigs.

 

Canisius was a well-oiled offensive machine in 2019-2020 and was clearly ready to dominate as soon as the season began. In just their third game on December 18, 2019, The Crusaders scored 100 points in a blowout victory against Lewiston-Porter. They followed that effort with similarly high scoring games, posting 93 points the next game against Bishop Kearney, 96 on January 7, 2020, against Cardinal O’Hara, and 90

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