VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – The Catholic Crusaders ran their winning streak to 25 games Wednesday night after defeating Peninsula Catholic 57-53.

Catholic (29-2) led 32-17 at halftime before the Knights mounted a second half comeback, only to come up 4 points shy of the win.

The Crusaders were led by C.J. McPherson who had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Josiah Rickards added 16 points for Catholic.

Peninsula Catholic, which had won seven-straight heading into Wednesday’s game, were led by Brayden Mann’s 15 points while Stylz Gardner 14 points for the Knights who drop to 24-6 after the setback.

Both teams now get ready for the TCIS playoffs.