On the first two possessions, Amber Aesoph deflected two Le Mars passes that ended up steals and Katelyn Stanley turned them into points. That got a 19-2 early rally going, and by that point, the Crusaders knew they were in a good position.
The highly regarded Crusaders lost their first two games of the season. That cost Heelan a few spots in the ratings, but the No. 4 Crusaders have bounced back with three straight wins, the latest a 68-54 home victory Monday.