Matthew Campbell nets 18 in Liberty High School basketball loss

December 25, 2012

By Staff

The Liberty High School boys basketball team went up against one of the top teams in the state when the Patriots hosted sixth-ranked Mercer Island on Dec. 18.

But despite a big game from Matthew Campbell, who scored 18 points, the Patriots fell to the Islanders, 75-59.

Liberty players Tynan Gilmore and Dayton Mackay also netted double-digit points, scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively.

The Islanders led, 33-24, at halftime, but pulled away after a big third quarter when the team scored 25 points.

Not to be outdone, the Patriots put together an impressive quarter themselves, outscoring Mercer Island, 24-17, in the fourth quarter. By then, the deficit was too much to overcome.

It was a reunion of sorts for Liberty coach Omar Parker who played for legendary coach Ed Pepple at Mercer Island and later became an assistant at his alma mater.

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