Lady Crusaders on-and-off switch now back on

HTC senior Ali Randolph and WACO's Kasey Sutton chase a loose ball during the Lady Crusaders win over WACO 45-31.








FORT MADISON – No one’s going to call the Holy Trinity girls varsity basketball team streaky.

On Friday the Lady Crusaders came out on top with a 45-31 win over visiting WACO in Southeast Iowa Superconference action sweeping the conference meetings with the win. HTC won 46-25 back on Dec. 2.

The win is the third win in the last six games alternating wins and losses through the stretch. Prior to that, the HTC girls had won two in a row and then lost two in a row.

Friday night, Head Coach Tony Johnson’s squad held WACO scoreless in the 2nd period and rushed to a 21-12 lead at halftime with seven players getting in on the scoring in the first half. A balance he’d been hoping for from the ladies in blue.

“We just slowed down and played a better brand of basketball tonight,” Johnson said. “We had very balanced scoring and we need that to keep winning.”

Emily Box led Holy Trinity in scoring for the first time this year with 11 points, eight in the second half, followed by Ali Randolph with 8, Brett Schneider with 7 points all in the second half. Taylor Boeding is starting to warm up from her perch along the 3-point line with two for a total of 6 points. Ashlyn Haas and Madison Mohrfeld each had four and Avery Hopper got in on the scoring with two points.

WACO was led by Kiana Miller with 12 points, the only player in double figures for the Lady Warriors.

Homecoming week starts on Monday with a road game at Danville and that is followed up by another road game at West Burlington on Tuesday. All games begin at 4:30 with jayvee action kicking off the nights.

A Waco player is surrounded by Samantha Hoenig (10), Emily Box (20) and Maggie Walker during Friday’s action at Shottenkirk Gymnasium. HTC downed WACO 45-31 to move to 6-7 on the season.




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