In the college game, it’s like beating a Michigan, Duke or Kentucky.
Christian Brothers Academy has for a long time been one of the top programs in the state, led by alum and former Rutgers star point guard Geoff Billet.
Wednesday night, in the opening round of the Non-Public South B state playoffs, 11th-seed Immaculata beat 6th-seed CBA down in Lincroft, 56-41, in a game they controlled virtually wire-to-wire.
There were two big reasons why: Davis Adams and Isaiah Honis.
Adams, a junior forward who was averaging 11 points a game coming in had himself a night: 21 points, 12 rebounds, for his fourth double-double of the season.
Honis, who missed significant time with a broken wrist and has been back for a couple of weeks now, added 18. The team has won its last four with him in the lineup, and he’s averaging 17 points per game over the last three, including Monday night’s effort.
The encore, however, will be the hard part for the Spartans.
They’ll go on the road – not far, just to Somerset – to take on third-seed and Somerset County Tournament finalist Rutgers Prep Friday night. Immaculata lost twice to the Argonauts this season, 79-55 on January 11th, and 79-49 just 16 days later.
Click below to hear Immaculata head coach Ryan McKeever talk about the Spartans’ win over CBA: