John Rohlf, Sports activities Editor
A robust second quarter helped the Liberty Christian Woman Eagles earn a house win over Lighthouse Prep Academy final week.
Liberty Christian (18-6) beat Lighthouse Prep Academy 68-31 final week to snap their two-game shedding streak. After carrying a 12-7 lead into the second quarter, the Woman Eagles began the second quarter on a 13-0 run. They led 47-14 at halftime.
“We got here out actually flat,” Liberty Christian basketball coach Butch Clark stated. “That’s actually why I made a decision to return and entice a bit of bit simply to get some motion. We had been standing on protection. And I believe that helped energize it a bit of bit. We acquired a pair low-cost turnovers.”
Clark stated the Woman Eagles had not used their zone entice a lot this yr however used it often the previous couple years. They haven’t used it a lot this yr to keep away from stepping into foul bother.
“Normally, in case you can change defenses out of a timeout, you may get a turnover in the event that they’re not prepared,” Clark stated. “We’ve been doing that for a pair weeks.”
Liberty Christian performed 10 gamers within the second half of their 68-31 win. Liberty Christian outscored Lighthouse Prep Academy 21-17 within the second half.
Anna Meyer led the Woman Eagles with 22 factors within the win. Lauren Moss added 20 factors for Liberty Christian. Alli Meyer registered a double-double, scoring 16 factors and registering 10 assists. She additionally led the Woman Eagles with eight rebounds. The Woman Eagles earned the win regardless of taking part in the sport with out Kylee Ball, who suffered an harm earlier final week.
“She doesn’t rating 20 a sport however she’s in all probability value 20 a sport,” Clark stated. “Between offense, protection, rebounding. You’re shedding 10, 12 rebounds a sport. Eight or 9 factors and only a steadiness on the market.”
With Ball again within the lineup Saturday, Liberty Christian beat St. Clair 70-51. The Woman Eagles jumped out to a 23-11 lead after one quarter. They outscored the Bulldogs 19-4 within the third quarter to hold a 59-34 lead into the ultimate quarter.
Anna Meyer led Liberty Christian with 35 factors. Moss and Ball additionally reached double figures in factors within the win. Moss scored 16 factors. Ball added 12 factors for the Woman Eagles. Alli Meyer registered one other double-double, with 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
Liberty Christian is scheduled to play towards Rivers of Life Christian Friday. They’re slated to start district event play Feb. 6.