HTC boys sluggish in loss at Danville

BY PCC STAFF

DANVILLE – The Danville Bears jumped all over Holy Trinity Catholic Tuesday night in a 67-43 Southeast Iowa Superconference boys win.

Jason Thurman had 14 points to lead the Crusaders, who had a tough run last week playing three games in seven days, two of which went into overtime.

Danville jumped out to a 19-4 first quarter lead putting up 11 points in the first two minutes as the Bears quickly had Holy Trinity on its heels.

The Crusaders would pull things together in the second quarter after trailing 22-6 at the end of the first period. HTC would outscore Danville 15-12 in the second, but still trailed by 13, 34-21 at the half.

Danville would extend the lead through the second half. Senior Matt Hellige would lead Holy Trinity with seven second half points, but the Crusaders wouldn’t be able make a run trailing by as much as 27 with about five minutes left in the game.

“It was a rough night. We couldn’t buy a basket,” head coach John Hellige said.

“We dug ourselves in a hole after getting behind early and couldn’t catch up.”

Hellige and Vasin Thurman each had nine points and Quentin Schneider had seven points, while Chandler Rung and Blake Crabtree each scored two for HTC.

Taylor Kensett led the Bears with a game-high 20 points. Cam Edle had 14.

The Crusaders fall to 4-7 on the year and face Winfield Mt. Union on Thursday before playing at FMHS on Saturday in the annual intercity matchup.

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