Saxony Lutheran was led by experience to help claim the title.
Led by their three seniors, the Crusaders defeated Poplar Bluff 57-50 to win the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Classic in Crystal City on Friday. The Crusaders last won this tournament in 2017 as part of three straight tournament titles from 2015-2017.
John Hartman led the Crusaders with 23 points, including five three-pointers. Luke Eggemeyer scored 15 points and the third senior, Blake Gaebler, added 11 points. Hartman and Eggemeyer were named to the All-Tournament team. The Crusaders needed every point from its senior leaders as just five players scored for the Crusaders in the game