The stands were filled with blue shirts printed with the number 45. It was Andrew Weishar's number, and they played for him.
The longtime rivalry between Brother Rice and Marist was forgotten for several minutes as the two schools came together to recognize a young man lost too soon.
Andrew Weishar died in October after a three year long battle with colorectal cancer. The Brother Rice graduate was just 21 years old.
Weishar was a star football player for the Crusaders and his brother Nic Weishar was a major part of the Redhawks playoff run last football season.
The Crusaders scored an easy 67-49 victory, but it was the spirit of the night that will live long after the score is forgotten.
Watch the attached video provided by Bob Barista to see the all the night's highlights.