Liberty boys place fifth at Surf ‘N Slam
January 7, 2014
The Liberty High School boys basketball team traveled to sunny San Diego during winter break to compete in the annual Surf ‘N Slam high school basketball tournament.
The Patriots went 1-2 in the three-day competition, good for fifth place in its eight-team bracket featuring schools from Washington, California and Utah.
Liberty began the tournament with a 74-41 loss to Copper Hills, of Utah, Dec. 28. The team bounced back the next day, though, with a convincing 74-18 win over Yosemite, of California.
Senior Kellen Birdsall, who was also named to the all-tournament team, was the player of the game for Liberty’s only win.
The Patriots wrapped up the tournament with a 50-42 loss to California high school Casa Roble.