Patriots overcome Interlake

January 31, 2012

By Bob Taylor

Liberty outscored host Interlake, 16-10, in the fourth quarter Jan. 27 to post a 51-43 KingCo Conference 3A/2A victory. Tynan Gilmore, of Liberty, scored a game-high 26 points. Ben Wessell added 12 points.

On Jan. 28, Liberty lost to host Bellevue, 62-42. Bellevue took control of the game early, shooting to an 18-8 first-quarter lead. Gilmore led all players with 21 points.

On Jan. 24, Liberty had a spirited third quarter, but visiting Mercer Island pulled away in the final quarter to win 53-45.

Mercer Island, a perennial KingCo contender, looked like it might coast to a victory when the Islanders held a 27-16 first-half lead. However, the Patriots stunned Mercer Island in the third quarter by outscoring the Islanders 21-10 to tie the game.

The Islanders overcame Liberty 18-8 in the final period to win the contest.

Liberty’s Jordan West led all players with 15 points. Robbie Thomas added 12 points and BJ Demps 10 for the Patriots.

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