Casimir Explodes for 50 Points

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, December 14th, 2012

Casimir Explodes for 50 Points

The state of Connecticut was overwhelmed by tragedy on Friday after the unspeakable acts at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton.  

With the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference leaving the decision to postpone games at the discretion of individual schools, many districts chose to reschedule Friday night’s contests while others continued on.  

For a couple of hours at least, the people who attended Greenwich’s game at Trinity Catholic found some distraction from the horror that had happened earlier in the day.  

Trinity Catholic senior guard Schadrac Casimir went for 50 points, falling just a single point shy of matching a school record, to lead the Crusaders to a 89-81 double-overtime victory over Greenwich.  

Castro knocked down pull-up threes to force both overtime periods and made 17 straight free-throw before missing his final attempt in double overtime, which would have earned him a place in the record books.

He finished with 50 points including 7 three-pointers.  Fellow senior Brandon Wheeler chipped in with 23 points while Greenwich was led by C.J. Byrd, who finished with 26, and junior big man Alex Wolf with 17.  

"I just wanted to win. I didn't care about points or anything," Casimir told the Stamford Advocate. "I just had a hot night and my teammates found me in the right spots. We just never gave up on each other."

Trinity Catholic, who lost both Paschal Chukwu and Jason Boswell to transfer following last season, are now off to a 2-0 start.