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PREVIEW: Jesuit (0-1) hosts Lake Oswego (0-0)

Tyler Curvy
Jesuit takes on Lake Oswego in a regular season game at Knight Gym at 7pm on Tuesday, December 5th.

After an opening loss to Jefferson on Friday, the Crusaders have a huge task on hand hosting the Lake Oswego Lakers in the home opener.

The Crusaders look to three-peat in the Metro League. Jesuit, being led by junior guard Patrick Kilfoil and senior wing Nico Rafalovich, are looking to reach Chiles Center at the University of Portland for the first time since 2019.

The Crusaders with an uncommonly young roster features 3 sophomores and 1 freshman.

For the first time in years there is a freshman on the varsity roster, Isaac Bongen. Bongen opened up the season with 25 points vs the Democrats, with 5 three pointers. Bongen led all scorers on the Crusader roster.

Kilfoil talked about what they have learned as a team since suffering the loss, “We gotta have better team defense, foul trouble got us in a deep hole. Knowing the personnel is very important in big games like that” (Kilfoil).

Last game Kilfoil fouled out in crucial minutes in the game which was a huge loss for the team. TJ Latu for the Democrats dropped 28 points vs the Crusaders in the opener.

Rafalovichwill open up his season Tuesday vs The Lakers which will create a huge spark for the Crusaders. Rafalovich is coming off a broken wrist that he suffered in tryouts weeks ago.

Kilfoil also shared the keys to tonight’s game vs the Lakers: “understanding each other’s roles and trusting one another. It is also huge Nico is returning tonight for us.”

As Kilfoil said, “take care of business” and all should go well.

The Lakers will have a new look this season, with the departure of longtime head coach Marshall Cho, it is time for a very experienced LO roster to step up and show their true talent. All eyes are on senior guard Aengus Sutherland and junior guard Carter Dietz to lead the team to victory. With 9 seniors on the roster for the Lakers they look to have a dominant season in the TRL known as the most competitive league in the state.

Lake Oswego quickly found their guy in hiring interim head coach Mark Swenson. Coach Swenson was previously an assistant at Linfield College.

If you cannot make the game at Jesuit, tune into JCTV on Tuesday December 5 at 7pm.

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Brady Bayne
Brady Bayne, Staff Writer
Brady Bayne is a junior at Jesuit High school and this is his first year in media.   He is interested in Sports broadcasting and sports journalism.  Brady has two brothers here at Jesuit and they both participate in the men’s lacrosse program at Jesuit. Brady also has two golden retrievers named Hogan and Autzen. Brady loves to spend time with his family, especially his brothers and cousins who all attended Jesuit high school. Brady is  excited to share with the world what goes down here at Jesuit practices and games. Brady wants to share with the world the player's perspective on the hard work it takes to play a sport at Jesuit.  He is very excited to get behind the mic and broadcast games on JCTV. Brady is a part of the Men's Lacrosse team here at Jesuit. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, playing golf, watching Oregon Duck football and playing lacrosse. His great interest in all sports will provide a very enthusiastic perspective to Jesuit media. Brady cannot wait to give everyone new insight on important Jesuit events.
Tyler Curvy
Tyler Curvy, Director of Marketing
A jenior at Jesuit High School, Tyler Curvy is a student, brother, son, and an athlete. Tyler is taking on a new role for Media Production as Director of Marketing and he could not be more excited. Tyler loves being an older brother, he loves being a son of his two loving parents, he loves being one of many great students at Jesuit High school, and he loves being a two sport athlete who plays basketball and track and field. He loves writing about sports as sports plays a huge role in his life, and he was raised having sports surround him as his dad has worked in sports for his whole life. Tyler would love to write and or talk about athletes at all levels as well as market them all around the school and hopefully beyond that. On top of Tyler’s love for sports he is very kind, loving, and humble. He enjoys spending time with friends and family as he spends as much time as he can with them. He loves traveling and making the most out of his time and opportunities. Tyler is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of media production and is excited to write, market, and talk about the things he loves.