BY PCC STAFF
DANVILLE – Junior Taylor Boeding had 15 points and sophomore Ashlyn Haas scored 12 for the HTC Crusaders in a 54-61 loss to Danville in Southeast Iowa Superconference South division girls basketball action Friday night.
The Crusaders are getting limited action from senior Brett Schneider, who’s averaging 15.6 points per game. Schneider is nursing a sore ankle and is playing and practicing sparingly.
The game was tight in the first quarter with the Crusaders down just a point at the end of one 14-13. But the Bears put up a 15-11 advantage in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead at halftime. Boeding led Holy Trinity in the first half with five points including a 3-pointer. Haas was 4-of-4 at the free throw line.
The third quarter was evenly battled as both teams put up 14 points, with the Bears holding a five-point lead. Boeding accounted for nine of the Crusaders’ 14 with two from long range and 3-of-3 free throw shooting. Danville’s Alyssa Pfadenhauer got to the free throw line eight times in the second half and finished with 14 points to lead Danville.
The Crusaders cut the lead to two points with five minutes left in the game on a 3-ball from Haas, and then cut it to one at 46-47 with less than three minutes remaining. HTC was on an 8-2 run from the seven-minute mark, but Danville was able to pull away in the final two minutes outscoring Holy Trinity 14-8 the rest of the way.
Emily Box had nine for the Crusaders, Madison Mohrfeld and Avery Hopper each chipped in with five, Schneider had four, Sam Hoenig scored three, and Eryn Anderson had one to round out the scoring for Holy Trinity.
HTC is 8-10 on the year with a road trip to Wapello on Tuesday and then at home against New London before the SEISC shootout on Feb. 2.