The Ottumwa Courier


January 21, 2014

Comets fall to Holy Trinity

ELDON — Coming off a last-minute loss at New London on Saturday, the Cardinal boys basketball team began a busy week with a 67-19 Southeast Iowa Superconference south loss to Holy Trinity on Monday. The Comets lost for the fifth-straight time and scored just two first-quarter points against the Crusaders.

“It looked like we were still caught on losing that game (to New London), which did seem to carry over to this game,” Cardinal head coach Jay Olson said. “We got out to a 5-2 start (in the game), then (Holy Trinity) started knocking down shots and we didn’t compete like we normally do.”

Charlie Rachford led Cardinal with six points. Holy Trinity was led by 13-point efforts from both Dylan Menke and Sam Harmeyer.

Cardinal (5-6, 4-6) will be on the court four times this week, including on Tuesday night in Fairfield against Maharishi as the Courier went to press. The Comets make up a postponed area contest at Pekin on Thursday.


Holy Trinity 67, Cardinal 19

H.T. 19 9 21 18 — 67

Card. 2 7 4 6 — 19

Cardinal (19) — Charlie Rachford 6, Kaleb Durflinger 4, Cody Streeby 3, Sam Pederson 2, Chase Courtney 2, Logan Rachford 2. Totals 7-41 5-8 19.

3-point goals — 0-11. Rebounds — 18 (Durflinger 5). Assists — 2 (Courtney 2). Steals — 4 (Pederson, Streeby, C. Rachford, Quinn Honomichl). Blocks — 0. Total fouls — 9. Turnovers — 19.

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