The Tri-City Christian boys basketball team got its first win of the season, but followed it with another pair of losses.

The Tri-City Christian boys basketball team got its first win of the season, but followed it with another pair of losses.

After beating Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Christian School 50-44 on Jan. 19, the Crusaders lost 49-40 to Eagle Heights Christian School last Friday and then fell  56-33 to Veritas Christian School on Tuesday.

Issac Curtis led the way for Tri-City in the loss to Veritas on Tuesday. He scored a team-high nine points and had five steals, three assists and three rebounds.

Matt Shelp and Luke Stayer each added seven points and Kyle McCulley had five points and three steals for the Crusaders (1-11), who fell behind 46-17 at halftime.

Against Eagle Heights Christian, the Crusaders kept it close despite missing three players. Jacob Logan led Tri-City with 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Curtis also scored 12 points and had four rebounds and two steals.

The Crusaders trailed just 15-14 after the first quarter, but Eagle Heights outscored them 13-8 in the second to take control and hung on for the victory.

In the win over Shawnee Mission Christian, Curtis again powered Tri-City, firing in 20 points to go along with five rebounds, three steals and an a blocked shot. McCulley also played a key part, totaling eight points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Ben Rippee added eight points, 10 rebounds and a steal, while Logan contributed nine points, eight steals, six rebounds and four assists.

The Crusaders fell behind 17-16 after one quarter, but outscored Shawnee Mission Christian 11-6 and 9-5 over the next two periods to assume control.