Prep Wrapup: Riordan boys basketball gets back on track against Valley Christian

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Boys Basketball: Riordan 67, Valley Christian 28

It didn’t take long for the Crusaders (10-2, 1-1) to put their WCAL-opening loss to St. Ignatius behind them.

Riordan jumped out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Warriors (5-7, 0-2) in every following quarter to coast to victory at Crusader Forum.

Junior transfer guard Frankie Ferrari led the Crusaders with a team-high 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor (3-of-6 from three-point range) and 13 other Riordan players scored. Bobby Arenas and Chiefy Ugbaja added eight points apiece, and Jiday Ugbaja had seven.

Defensively, the Crusaders limited Valley Christian to 27 percent shooting from the floor and forced the Warriors into 29 turnovers. Stephen Ellis and Chris Hawkins led the Warriors in scoring with six points apiece.

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