Patriots give Sammamish a big scare

January 24, 2012

By Bob Taylor

The Liberty High School boys basketball team entered the week with a modest 2-6 record in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A. However, in the Patriots’ last game before last week’s snowout, they came very close to posting one of the big upsets of the season.

On Jan. 13, Liberty gave Sammamish, the KingCo 3A/2A co-leader, quite a scare before falling 69-67 in a thriller.

Liberty grabbed a 20-15 lead in the first quarter and stayed close to Sammamish the entire game. After trailing 62-57 after the third quarter, the Patriots made a gallant charge in the final period, but Sammamish held on for the victory.

Liberty guard Robbie Thomas scored a game-high and season-high 26 points. Thomas has been playing well this month. He ranked ninth among league scorers with an 11.5 average.

Tynan Gilmore, who often has been Liberty’s leading scorer, began this week fourth among league scorers with a 14.5 average.

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