By winning the Viewpoint Tournament last weekend in Calabasas the Crossroads boys basketball team improved its record to 8-1.
Crossroads defeated strong teams — Bellarmine-Jefferson 75-57, Village Christian 76-61 in the semi-finals and Malibu in the championship game, 62-50.
Crossroads’ 6-foot-5 forward Chester Lindley was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Roadrunners Josh Flyer and Aaron Irmas made the all-tournament team.
Irmas is a 6-foot-1 guard and an outstanding shooter. He teams with Luke Shumuger to form a productive backcourt.
The 6-foot-4 Flyer is in his first full season in basketball and has accepted a baseball scholarship to Villanova. Last season he played basketball briefly.
“This team is playing well together,” said Crossroads coach Kevin Jackson. “It’s an unselfish team and the players are good passers.
“We also overcame some adversity when our bus arrived late for a game, but the players kept their focus.”
Crossroads can expect tough competition in the Olympic League, which includes Campbell Hall, Montclair Prep, and Windward. The Roadrunners did make the playoffs last season.
Crossroads will have two home games this week. The Roadrunners will play New Roads Tuesday, December 15 at 4 p.m. and Kilpatrick on Thursday, December 17 at 7 p.m.