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Dan Leinbach Commits to
Cairn University!
 
Kevin Pacheco Commits to
Penn State- Abington!!!
 
Pacheco/Leinbach become the 7th and 8th players to be on a college basketball roster next fall from Bound Brook!
 
 
Postseason Honors:
Anthony Perez Selected
3rd Team Group 1 All-State

ALL-GROUP 1

FIRST TEAM

Theo Holloway, Paulsboro

Mike Holloway, Schalick

Saleem Little, Paulsboro

Kyle Wright, University

A.J. Kittles, Glassboro

SECOND TEAM

Sammy Asani, Boonton

Zamir Wright, University

Ramir Dixon-Conover, Bloomfield Tech

Brandon Hamilton, Paulsboro

Jimmy Panzini, Point Pleasant Beach

THIRD TEAM

McKay LeDuke, Weehawken

Jordan Little, Perth Amboy Tech

Anthony Perez, Bound Brook

Michael Fraunheim, Point Pleasant Beach

Dan Largey, Shore


 

Crusaders Finish #9 in Skyland Conference Rankings
 SKYLAND CONFERENCE
1-Gill St. Bernard’s
2-Ridge
3-Rutgers Prep
4-Montgomery
5-Hillsborough
6-Bridgewater-Raritan
7-Immaculata
8-Watchung Hills
9-Bound Brook
10-Somerville
 
Courier News All-Area Team Announced!
3rd Team All-Area- Anthony Perez
Honorable Mention- Kevin Pacheco, Dan Leinbach
 
Skyland All-Conference Team Announced!
1st Team- Kevin Pacheco, Anthony Perez
2nd Team- Dan Leinbach
Honorable Mention- Kyle Frauenheim 
 

 2015 Crusader Classic Field/Schedule is Set


Monday December 28, 2015

5pm--  Game 1: Watchung Hills (away uniforms) vs. Spotswood (home uniforms)

7pm--  Game 2: Piscataway Vo-Tech (away uniforms) vs. Bound Brook (home uniforms)


Tuesday December 29, 2015

5pm—Consolation-- Loser of 1st Game  (away) vs.   Loser of 2nd  (home uniforms)

7pm—Championship Game Winner of Game 1( Away Uniforms) vs. Winner of Game 2 (home uniforms)


 

Great Season Comes To an End!
 
We thank all of our families, friends, and fans for the support this year.
 
 
Quick thank you and shout out to our 4 seniors for there lasting impact on our program:
 
 Nick Cuba
Dan Leinbach
Kevin Pacheco
Pete Seyyfart 
 
 
Stay tuned for post season awards and summer league info. 
 
 
 
 
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 Pacheco, Leinbach push Bound Brook into quarterfinals
Story from MSGVARSITY Mike Kinney 
 

The steady growth of Bound Brook's younger players this season has made the end of February  a pleasant stretch of time, and March--this one and presumably those beyond 2015--a month filled with optimism.

But on this particular March day--one  more befitting a January date for its blustery manner--it would be starting seniors Kevin Pacheco and Danny Leinbach who would dictate satisfaction and promise. And with the Crusaders seeking their first state tournament win in two years, that somehow seemed perfectly appropriate that the elder statesmen would take charge.

Each scored 19 points and Pacheco also came up with seven steals and five assists as they guided sixth-seeded Bound Brook to  73-50 win over 11th-seeded South Amboy Tuesday evening in the first round of the NJSIAA/ShopRite Central Jersey, Group 1 tournament in Bound Brook.

 Their strong play, which guided the team from start to finish, helped overshadow an outstanding performance by South Amboy sophomore Ryan O' Leary, who scored 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Bound Brook (15-10) moves on to the quarterfinals Thursday against the winner  of the game Wednesday between 14th-seeded Henry Hudson and third-seeded Point Pleasant Beach.

"I'm very happy for those guys," Bound Brook head coach Anthony Melesurgo said of Pacheco and Leinbach. "They've been great players for us, great kids, great students, great ambassadors of the program. They're a little deceiving; you see these two small guys (Pacheco is 5-7, Leinbach 5-8) and you figure, 'They probably aren't very good,' and it doesn't take very long for you to realize they're both solid basketball players."

Pacheco gave early indication of that with his first steal on one of South Amboy's initial possessions, and Leinbach served notice with a 3-pointer 39 seconds into play to give his squad a 3-2 lead. He knocked down another 3-pointer with 5:43 to go for a 6-2 lead and would bury two more in the second quarter to help Bound Brook move in front, 33-23, and his fifth to trigger a 12-3 run that began the third quarter for a 45-26 advantage.

"Both of us are good shooters, but when I'm not shooting well, like today, I can get the ball to Danny and I know he'll always have the hot hand," Pacheco said. "He did today."

Leinbach would be the first to admit that the hot hand he flashed early on from the perimeter  had more to do with the smart, patient ball movement  that accorded him wide-open jumpers, as well as the team's stingy defense that disrupted South Amboy's ball handlers and shooters and provided Bound Brook with bonus possession time.

"We moved the ball real well and did a good job  of getting looks for everybody," Leinbach said. "And my release felt good, so I kept shooting. When I hit some shots, that opened up things inside for us. When they tried to stop us inside, I had opportunities again."

So did Pacheco and Najee Williams, who each finished with two 3-pointers, and Anthony Perez and Kyle Frauenheim, who buried one apiece from behind the arc. Perez, a junior, finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Frauenheim, only a freshman, had five points.

Frauenheim, sophomore E.J. Vargas and juniors Darius Brown and Williams lead that large group of non-seniors whose continued progress has made this season such an enriching journey thus far. Perez is also only a junior, but he  is a varsity veteran and also Bound Brook's top scorer at 17.6 ppg.

 "We feel good going into the tournament based on the teams we've played this season," Melesurgo said. "We've played a very tough schedule and we're getting better as the season goes on. We wanted to open up strong, and I think we did."

Bound Brook was bumped up this season to the Valley Division of the Skyland Conference, where it competes against mostly larger schools, such as Group 3 Somerville, Voorhees and Warren Hills and Group 2 North Plainfield.

"It was a big jump for us, but a good jump," Melesurgo said. "We lost a lot of close games early and played much better the second time around. We've  done a good job of playing together.

That was certainly true in the way Bound Brook sought out the open shooters and also turned in a concerted effort on defense. Pacheco was the obvious leader there with his seven steals, but six other Crusaders recorded at least one each, including Brown with five and senior Nick Cuba with two.

"The younger guys have all  been coming along in the big games," Pacheco said. "In the beginning of the season, they folded a little, but now toward the end, they're getting it right. That's exactly what we need."

Williams, like Perez, expected to be a heavy contributor last year as a sophomore, but sustained an ACL tear that kept him out for almost the entire 2013-14 season. He then broke an elbow during this preseason and was out until Tuesday. He made his varsity debut to rousing applause with 2:20  to go in the first quarter, and gradually eased himself into a useful role. He finished with eight points and three rebounds.

"Not the ideal circumstances to have a kid come back after so much time away, but it was important ," Melesurgo said. "I thought he did a good job of understanding his role in the game. He would have been a starter last year. It was good to see him back."

Not  for South Amboy, which suddenly had to deal with one more athletic body with defensive zeal and a decent jump shot. Senior Tim Kales scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds for  South Amboy, but  the Guvs were not able to produce anywhere near the kind of balance Bound Brook possesses.

"We had a good  game plan and we followed it well," Leinbach said. "We pressured them, got some early steals and we hit shots. Hopefully we'll be able to do that again in the next round."

 ………………………………………………………….

South Amboy (12-14)  8--15--15--12--50

Bound Brook (14-10)  14--19--21--19--73

South Amboy--50

O'Leary 10-0-6-26, Kales 3-1-2-11, Reagan 2-0-0-4, Ford 0-0-2-2, Garcia  2-0-1-5, Rone 0-0-0-0, Lewis 1-0-0-2, Singh 0-0-0-0.

Bound Brook--73

Perez 3-1-7-16, Pacheco 6-2-1-19, Leinbach  1-5-2-19, Frauenheim 1-1-0-5, Vargas 0-0-2-2, Brown 1-0-2-4, Williams 1-2-0-8, Cuba 0-0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0-0, Seyffart 0-0-0-0, Amaker 0-0-0-0.

- See more at: http://www.msgvarsity.com/new-jersey/pacheco-leinbach-push-bound-brook-into-quarterfinals-1.1690998#sthash.RgxUNLEP.QnGfPSzV.dpuf 
Pacheco's Buzzer Beater Lifts Brook
Watch it on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKAbLZfDw3Q&feature=yout.be&app=desktop
 
 
 

  

Crusaders Upset 13-1 Somerville 

Read article below

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sports/high-school/basketball/2015/02/05/bound-brook-snaps-somerville-boys-hoops-teams-game-win-streak/22958835/ 

 


 New Division For Crusaders

in 2014-15

After winning 4 straight Skyland Valley Division Championships and winning 6 of the last 8 Skyland Championships, the Crusaders Basketball program has been moved in the Skyland Raritan Divison. The Crusaders will be the only group 1 team in the league.
This will be a very challenging year and schedule for our program, we are excited for the challenge.
 
Raritan Division Teams:
Somerville (Group 3)
Warren Hills (Group 3)
Voohrees (Group 3)
Delaware Valley (Group 2)
Bernards (Group 2)
Bound Brook (Group 1) 
 
2014 Out Of Conference Schedule Announced 
 Highlighted by  top team in America:
St. Anthony's coming to Bound Brook
 
The Crusader Basketball program has upgraded his schedule once again, playing one of the more difficult schedules in NJ for group 1 teams. Here is some of the out of conference games for this winter:
 
Dec. 27/29 Crusader Classic Teams North Plainfield, Spotswood, Somerville 
Jan. 10th vs. Watchung Hills at Montgomery HS (2pm)
Jan. 17th at Immaculata HS (7pm)
Jan. 24th vs. South Hunterdon (7pm) 
Jan. 21st at Academy Charter (5:30pm)
Feb. 9th vs. St. Anthony's (7pm)
 
Click on the schedule link for the complete 2014 Schedule. 
 
 
 

Crusader News 

- Crusader Classic Field Set

- Perez 3rd Team All-State

-Summer Schedule Announced

-Senior College Decisions Coming Soon


 

Current College

Basketball Players

 

Kevin Pacheco- Penn State- Abington

Dan Leinbach- Cairn Universiy

JD Rodriguez- Georgian Court

Hamilton Cappellan- Georgian Court

Ricky Holliday- Morris County College

Jack Welti- Kean University

Jaquan Pearyer- Middlesex Cty

Shane Stevens- Prep

Wole Osontuyi- Valley Forge Prep 


BB Basketball Restoration

The Last 11 years:

Snapped State Worst 34 Game Losing Streak

2007 Skyland Champs

2008 Skyland Champs

2011 Skyland Champs

2012 Skyland Champs  

2013 Skyland Champs 

2014 Skyland Champs 

10 Consecutive Winning Seasons

2013 So County Final 4 Appearance

11 Consecutive State Tourney Appearances

2010 Star Ledger Ranked #7 in Somerset Cty

Top 10 Rankings in NJ (Group 1)('08-6th, '09-9th, '11-2nd)

Most Wins Since 1990 ('08, '10, '12, '13)

All-time Leader Scorer (Hawkins, 1320)

11 College Basketball Players

4 1,000 Point Scorers

2010 Crusader Classic Champs!

2012 Crusader Classic Champs! 

School Record 18 Straight Wins (2011)

School Record 21 Straight wins (2013) 

Ranked in State top 20 1st Time Ever

1st Time School History State #1 Seed (2011)

Undefeated in League play 12-0 (10-11)

Undefeated in League Play 12-0 (11-12) 

Undefeated in League Play 12-0 (12-13) 

School Record 24 Wins (2011)

School Record 26 Wins (2013) 

2 ALL-STATE SELECTIONS (2011)

Advanced to Semi-Finals (first time since 1979)  

Advanced to CJ Group 1 2013 Finals (first time since 1979) 

Beat #17 in state Bridgewater-Raritan  (2012)