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Recap: Jesuit beats Barlow 73-71 on Bongen’s 3

Carlos Regnier
Niko Rafalovich defends against the Barlow Bruins in a game Jesuit won at the last second. @regnier.photography.pdx

A strong offensive performance from Patrick Kilfoil and Isaac Bongen propelled the #7 Jesuit Crusaders to a 73-71 win over the #5 Barlow Bruins.

The Jesuit offense had an electric start to the game led by senior guard Tyler Curvy, who scored eight quick points, as the Crusaders surged ahead of Barlow 20-6.

Barlow picked up the pace in the second quarter led by junior guard Jalen Atkins, as the Bruins went on a 16-5 run to take the lead late in the quarter.

But with two minutes left in the first half, junior guard Patrick Kilfoil caught fire, draining three threes, including a buzzer beater from way downtown, as the Crusader took a 36-31 lead going into halftime.

The third quarter was more of the same for the Crusaders, as Hudson Rommel and Patrick Kilfoil made two three pointers a piece, and Jesuit took a seven point lead going into the fourth quarter.

On Jesuit’s first possession in the fourth, a turnover led to a fast break for the Bruins where forward Bradyden Barron threw down a huge slam, which ignited a 10-2 run from Barlow, as they took a 61-60 lead with five minutes to go.

As turnovers continued to stall the Crusaders possessions, Jesuit found themselves in a dire situation, Barlow’s ball, down four, with a little under a minute left to go in the game.

But a great defensive possession from Jesuit led to a 3 on 2 fast break, as Tyler Curvy passed up an open layup to kick it to freshman Isaac Bongen for 3.

Now down one with 32 seconds left, the Crusaders pressed up on defense, and sophomore Joe Stimpson came away with a clutch steal as the clock read 24.8.

One final play for the Crusaders, Tyler Curvy brought the ball up the court. He made his move to the right, and then shuffled it to Isaac Bongen behind the arc for three.

Jesuit took the 73-71 lead with only five seconds to go.

The Bruins quickly raced down the court and heaved a midrange two, but it was just short.

The student section storms the court as Jesuit found themselves with a 8-4 record going into Metro League play.

Top Scorers for Jesuit: Patrick Kilfoil had 23 points, Isaac Bongen had 14, and Nico Rafalovich had 10.

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Eamon McDonagh
Eamon McDonagh, Staff Writer
Eamon McDonagh is a senior at Jesuit and it is his second year studying journalism. Eamon decided to study journalism because of his brother Eoin, who loved the broadcast journalism class he took as a junior and senior at Jesuit. This year, Eamon is interested in broadcasting different sporting events at Jesuit, especially football, basketball, and baseball. His love for sports started at age five by following the Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Vikings, and Minnesota Twins closely. Outside of school, Eamon is a part of the Jesuit Track and Field program and is slowly picking up golf in his free time. Eamon and his brother frequently listen to the Bill Simmons Podcast, and often argue about different topics concerning the NFL and NBA seasons. Eamon loves watching movies with friends with his three favorite all time being Cars, The Dark Knight, and Step Brothers. He has two dogs at home, Rory and Lulu, who both love chasing tennis balls at the park and going on walks after school. After completing Fundamentals of Media last year, Eamon hopes to continue developing on the skills that he learned, but he is also willing to try new things as well throughout the year.