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Bench leads Lady Crusaders to opening win

Bench leads Lady Crusaders to opening win

December 29th, 2010 in News

Helias teammates Elizabeth Grothoff (50) and Emma Verslues (44) fight for a rebound during Tuesday's game against Bixby, Okla.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

Helias entered this week's State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational with every intention of using its bench early and often.

On Tuesday afternoon, it was a winning strategy.

The Lady Crusaders' reserves accounted for 30 points as Helias defeated the Bixby (Okla.) Lady Spartans 49-44 in the Invitational's opening round at Rackers Fieldhouse.