Liberty boys basketball team tops Black Hills

December 20, 2011

By Staff

Tynan Gilmore scored 18 points Dec. 17 to lead the Liberty High School boys basketball team to a 60-53 victory against visiting Black Hills in a nonleague game.

Liberty, trailing 26-24 at halftime, shot ahead in the third quarter to 45-41.

Matt Campbell and Robbie Thomas each had 14 points for the Patriots, who are 3-3 for the season.

On Dec. 12, Liberty got off to a promising start but could not keep up with host Mercer Island the rest of the way as the Patriots fell, 68-44, in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest.

Liberty led 18-17 after the first quarter but Mercer Island surged ahead in the second quarter to lead 33-27 at halftime. The Islanders blew out Liberty 23-9 in the third quarter to pull away.

Gilmore scored a game-high 17 points. BJ Demps added 10 points for the Patriots.

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