Liberty boys basketball team downs Highline in nonleague game

December 22, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10:45 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011 

Ben Wessell scored 11 points and Tynan Gilmore had 10 points Wednesday as they led the Liberty High School boys basketball team to a 53-44 nonleague victory against visiting Highline.

Liberty jumped to a 11-10 first-quarter lead and held a 26-19 halftime lead. The Patriots pulled away to a commanding 13-point lead in the third quarter.

Jordan West added eight points and Matt Campbell for Liberty, which evened its season record at 4-4.

Highline’s Marcus Dolan led all players with 19 points.

Issaquah girls rally past Juanita

The Issaquah High School girls basketball team outscored host Juanita 19-15 in the final quarter Wednesday as the Eagles rallied for a 54-50 nonleague victory.

Juanita led 26-18 at halftime. However, Issaquah fought back to earn a 35-35 tie in the third quarter.

Mandie Hill and Monica Landdeck each scored 13 points for the Eagles. Mackenzie Wieburg contributed 11 points. Aimee Brakken and Quincey Gibson each had seven points as Issaquah boosted its season record to 7-3.

Mikayla Jones led Juanita with 13 points.

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