Liberty girls basketball team tops Newport

December 2, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 2010

The Liberty High School girls basketball team recorded its first victory of the season Wednesday, when the Patriots defeated host Newport 50-46 in a nonleague contest.

Liberty led 23-20 at halftime, but fell behind in the third quarter. The Patriots outscored the Knights 19-13 in the final quarter to pull out the victory.

Danni Sjolander led the Patriots with 20 points. Megan Tsutakawa added nine points for Liberty, which is 1-1.

Chanel Cambronero, of Newport, led all players with 25 points.

Liberty begins 3A/2A KingCo Conference action at 6:30 p.m. Friday by hosting Sammamish.

Liberty Patriots’ charge falls short

The Liberty High School boys basketball team mounted a furious fourth quarter charge but the Patriots came up short Wednesday, losing to visiting Mariner 58-53 in a nonleague game.

Liberty fell behind by 15 points in the first quarter and was unable to overcome the big deficit. However, the Patriots made it close in the final period by outscoring Mariner 22-14.

Tynan Gilmore and Kylan Marlow each scored 17 points to lead the Patriots. Chandler Jenkins had 12 points.

Austin Reola, of Mariner, tallied a game-high 19 points.

Liberty opens 3A/2A KingCo Conference action at 8 p.m. Friday at home against Sammamish.

Liberty grad earns academic honors

Former Liberty High School football star Chris Prummer, a center on the Washington State University team, was selected to the Pac-10 Conference All-academic first team for second straight year.

Prummer, a senior zoology major, has a 3.9 grade point average.

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