Rob Martin CBC 2020
Rob Martin CBC 2020 (Nate Latsch photo)

Posted On: 01/1/21 12:14 PM

The basketball rivalry between CBC and Cardinal Ritter has been a good one throughout the years and has reached a new level in recent years with both head coaches being friends, former CBC high school teammates and having coached with each other. 

CBC’s Justin Tatum and Ritter’s Ryan Johnson were teammates on CBC’s state championship team back in 1997 that also included All-American Larry Hughes. Tatum and Johnson have gone on become state championship winning coaches who have turned their respective programs into two of the elites in the state of Missouri. 

Last year’s CBC-Ritter matchup saw the visiting Cadets pull out an 83-82 victory behind 40 points from McDonald’s All-American and area player of the year Caleb LoveCalebLove6'3" | PGChristian Brothers | 2020State#23NationMO, who is now at the University of North Carolina. 

On Thursday afternoon, Ritter traveled to CBC seeking revenge and gave the Cadets all they could handle in a back-and-forth contest. But it was CBC, which blew a 15-point lead in the second half, that emerged with a 74-69 victory down the stretch.

Here is a quick look at some of the standouts from this non-conference showdown:

CBC (2-0)

Rob MartinRobMartin5'9" | PGCBC | 2022StateMO, 5-10, junior, G

Martin led CBC with

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