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Helias’ Hale Hentges puts up a shot while being defended by Jefferson City’s Dylan Mason during Saturday’s game at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Helias’ Hale Hentges puts up a shot while being defended by Jefferson City’s Dylan Mason during Saturday’s game at Rackers Fieldhouse. Photo by Deborah Cote.

The “spotlight game” wasn’t much to look at, but the event sure was.

The inaugural Capital City Summer Hoops Classic, a heaping serving of high-school boys basketball games, wrapped up Saturday after a three-day run. In perhaps the most anticipated game of the event, Saturday morning’s matchup between the Helias and Jefferson City varsity teams, the Crusaders cruised to a 47-25 victory.

The unexpectedly lopsided finish had a lot to do with Helias having its full contingent of players while the Jays were missing some important players due to various commitments that included taking the ACT exam.

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