Helias closes strong in win over Blair Oaks

Hale Hentges of Helias and Kellen Brondel of Blair Oaks battle for a rebound during Wednesday night’s game in the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Hale Hentges of Helias and Kellen Brondel of Blair Oaks battle for a rebound during Wednesday night’s game in the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic at Fleming Fieldhouse. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

It was the game most everyone expected — a bruising, tight battle with the final outcome not decided until the final minute.

In the end, it was the Helias Crusaders got it done late and defeated the Blair Oaks Falcons 46-36 in the opening round of the Mike Kehoe Great 8 Classic at Fleming Fieldhouse.

“It was a very physical game in an electric atmosphere,” Helias coach Josh Buffington said.

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