Holy Cross Overcomes Big Game By SD HS Frosh

Reporter Brian Towey has the story on a battle between Holy Cross and a team out West ...

A late addition to the field at the Big Apple Basketball Invitational, Holy Cross decisively defeated San Diego High School of California 66-49 at Baruch College in New York City on Saturday.

Coming off of a loss to St. Francis in CHSAA league play on Friday night, the Knights bolted to a 25-11 lead from the outset and were never seriously challenged.

Sylven Landesberg recovered from a 3-for-12 first half to finish with 24 points on 8-for-21 shooting (8-for-10 free throws) with 11 rebounds. The highly coveted junior found a shooting rhythm in the second half, connecting on a couple of mid-range pull-ups, while leaking out in transition for some baskets.

Kayvon Roberts contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Knights. Shameel Carty added 10 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

Jamelle Horne, a 6-foot-6 senior wing and Arizona commit, was the headliner for San Diego, but the real story was 6-foot-10 freshman Jeremy Tyler. Tyler piled up 25 points (10-for-23 shooting), 16 rebounds, and five blocks, causing major problems with his length and explosiveness inside.

Tyler proved quick off of his feet in turning away shots, emphatically rejecting a couple of offerings, and hard to contain in the low post with his size and quickness. He looks to be a probable high major prospect.

Horne finished with five points on 1-for-9 shooting with six rebounds.

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