McQuaid Wins on Senior Night


Jack Murphy, '20

McQuaid Varsity Basketball Knights take a picture with head coach Jack Leasure, '04, on senior night.

The McQuaid Jesuit varsity basketball beat Leadership in the regular season finale on Feb. 13 by a score of 75-63.

It was senior night, and each senior contributed to the final score as all of them played.

The Knights advanced to 15-4 on the season and achieved their best win mark since 2004, the team current head coach Jack Leasure played for.

How It Happened:

  • Junior Jermaine Taggart led the team in scoring with 22 points. He shot an efficient 63 percent from the field, and 100 percent from the free throw line.
  • Junior Kobe Long scored 18 points and hit a career mark of 1000 career points. He also had 10 rebounds.
  • Junior Reuben Daniel had 11 points and 2 blocks.  
  • Senior Connor Zamiara had 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
  • The senior class scored 24 points total as a group.
  • McQuaid shot 56 percent from the field as a team.
  • McQuaid outrebounded Leadership 41-24.
  • McQuaid had 23 assists total as a team.

McQuaid clinched the number 3 seed in Sectionals with the win. They will play the winner of the 6-11 game, which features Webster Thomas and Victor. The game is at home on Feb. 22.