Helias adjusts on the fly to knock off Branson

Helias senior guard Deion Hughes eyes the basket during the Crusaders’ win against on Branson Friday night at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Helias senior guard Deion Hughes eyes the basket during the Crusaders’ win against on Branson Friday night at Rackers Fieldhouse. Photo by News Tribune.

Midway through first quarter Friday night, the Helias Crusaders had already given up five offensive rebounds to the Branson Pirates and found themselves trailing 6-5.

But with some quick corrections to their defense, the Crusaders clamped down and raced away for a 50-29 win at Rackers Fieldhouse.

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“After the first four minutes we settled in a little bit,” Helias coach Josh Buffington said. “... I think our guys responded ....

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