BY PCC SPORTS
WINFIELD – Holy Trinity Catholic got 22 points from Vasin Thurman and came out ahead in a battle of .500 teams Saturday in Winfield.
The Crusaders snapped a three-game skid including a 69-31 thumping at the hands of New London on Friday with a 49-44 win at Winfield-Mt. Union.
The Wolves made it look like it could be four in a row as HTC tried to find their bearings after a brutally cold shooting spell Friday night.
The Crusaders got behind early 8-6 in the first quarter and Winfield was able to extend the lead to 26-20 at the half behind freshman Cam Buffington’s nine first half points.
But Thurman would get things going in the third period with nine points in the frame. Tyler Snaadt and Jason Thurman each kicked in with four points top help the Crusaders to a 39-36 third quarter lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Chandler Rung finished with eight for Holy Trinity and Jason Thurman had seven on the night. Snaadt finished with six, while Kadin Medland had three and Conner Gehling added a free throw to round out the scoring.
Holy Trinity improves to 4-4 in the SEISC South and 6-5 overall. They host WACO on Tuesday and travel to Cardinal on Friday before welcoming Fort Madison to Shottenkirk Gym for the annual Cake Auction night Saturday.