HOLTON — Holton’s boys basketball team extended its winning streak to two consecutive games Tuesday night with a 43-22 victory over Catholic Central in a non-conference home game.
The Red Devils took control from the start, ending the first quarter holding an 11-6 lead. Holton outscored the Crusaders, 11-6 in the second for a 22-12 lead at the half.
Holton had a 13-3 scoring advantage in the third period and headed into the fourth quarter with a 35-15 advantage. The Red Devils enjoyed an 8-7 edge in the final eight minutes.
“The guys came out and played a good game tonight,” said Holton coach Keith Swanson. “It was the last home game for our seniors, and I’m glad they could go out with a performance they can be proud of.”
Wyatt Monette paced Holton with 21 points, six rebounds and three steals. Kevin Erickson added 10 points, Bret Hosmer had seven points and Austin Fowler dished out five assists.
The Crusaders were shorthanded for the game, and couldn’t find the basket all night, shooting just 25 percent from the field and committed 25 turnovers.
Holton improved to 14-5 and ends the regular season Thursday at Grant.
Catholic Central fell to 5-13 and will bring the curtain down on the regular season Thursday at Holland Black River.
Chase Willer had another outstanding game, scoring 12 points but had only two made field goals.