Central Lee boys run past Crusaders


FORT MADISON – The Central Lee boys got 17 points from senior Evan Doyle in a 72-42 win over Holy Trinity Catholic Friday at Shottenkirk Gymnasium.

The Hawks rushed to a 14-7 first quarter lead highlighted by a couple of 3-pointers from senior Jake Fraise and one from junior Sam Hirner.

Central Lee held the Crusaders at seven points for five minutes before a bucket at the six minute mark put the score at 9-18. The game got uptempo in the last half of the second quarter but Holy Trinity, who saw the return of senior Collin Thornton, who has been out with a fractured wrist, couldn’t keep up with the 10-4 Hawks as they put up a 15-8 run to end the first half.

Sophomores Matt Hellige and Reed Fehseke led the way for HTC in the first half with six and seven points, respectively.

Central Lee pushed the lead to as much as 23 in the third quarter and 37 pulling away in the final period.

Hellige and Fehseke each scored a dozen for the Crusaders, who travel to Danville on Friday. Quentin Schneider scored seven, while Brant Holtkamp had five, and Chandler Rung scored three points. Blake Crabtree added a point for Holy Trinity.

In Monday’s junior varsity matchup, the Crusaders came out on top 49-44 over the Hawks, highlighted by 14 from Chandler Rung. Cole Thornton added 10 points and Jason Thurman added 9 for HTC.

HTC sophomore Reed Fehseke hits the lane with a runner toward the end of the second quarter of Tuesday night’s loss to Central Lee, while Quentin Schneider (3) looks on. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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