Littleton lights it up from three, cruises to win

By KJ Cardinal

They turn the lights down in Farmington during the intros for the home team, then Littleton shot them out during the game.

The visiting Crusaders connected on 12 threes, including seven in the first half, to roll to an 81-62 victory on Friday night.

The host Tigers trailed by just four after on quarter of play, 20-16, but then Littleton’s barrage began. Mikey Rodgriguez pumped in 10 2nd-quarter points as the Crusaders hit four triples and won the quarter 26-12 to blow the game open. Littleton led 46-28 at the break and never looked back.

Kayden Hoskins buried five threes and led all scorers with 19 points for the Crusaders. Grady Hadlock (16), Rodriguez (15) and Dre Akines (14) all netted double figures for Littleton as well. Shawn Murphy and Demery Hadges had 16 points apiece to pace the Tigers.

With the win, the Crusaders (9-0) are tied atop the Division IV standings with Derryfield (9-0), while the Tigers fall to 7-3.

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