Prep basketball roundup: Liberty girls hit the century mark versus Roosevelt
Don't sleep on the Liberty Falcons.
The undefeated and No. 5-ranked (according to the OSAA's latest coaches poll) Falcons improved to 3-0 with rout of Roosevelt, 100-18.
The Falcons scored 29 points in the first quarter, 23 in the second, 20 more in the third, then finished the Roughriders with 28 fourth quarter points on their way to 100 — a feat not commonly accomplished at the high school level.
Liberty was led by standout guards Taylin Smith and Livia Knapp, who combined to score 44 points. Knapp finished with 24 on 9-of-17 from the field and 6-of-12 from behind the arc. In addition to the two guards, post Breeze Bartle added 16 points, while her inside counterpart, Clara Robbins, added 10 of her own.
The Falcons next travel to Tigard for a 7:00 p.m. game this Friday, Dec. 20, at Tigard High School.
Century makes quick work of McKay
The Jaguars wasted little time pouncing on the Royal Scots, then slowly finished the home squad from the Mountain Valley Conference in a 68-42 win Friday night, Dec. 13, at McKay High School in Salem.
Century led by six after one quarter, 10 at the half, and 23 after three en route to their nonconference win. The Jags were led by senior post chance Sparks who tallied 18 points, while sharp-shooting junior guard Edidem Essien added 16, and sophomore Kyle Hamnes eight.
With the win, Century improved to 3-1 on the season and will travel to Lakeridge for a 7:00 p.m. game on Tuesday, Dec. 17, before a Dec. 20 contest at Sunset.
Falcons improve to 3-1 with win over Southridge
After two straight wins over Redmond and Crescent Valley to close out the Wilsonville Invitational Tournament, Dec. 6-8, the Liberty boys erased a four-point halftime deficit to defeat the Skyhawks 63-59 Friday night, Dec. 13, at Southridge High School.
Liberty outscored Southridge 19-10 in the deciding fourth quarter and were led by Zane Bernhard's 13 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc. In all, the Falcons shot 44 percent from the field, 32 percent from 3-point range, and made 10-of-12 free throw attempts en route to the win.
In addition to Bernhard, Aidan Reitzug had 11 points, five rebounds and five steals, Tyler Rockwell 10 points on 4-of-6 from the field, and Joey Abelson seven points, three assists and four steals.
Liberty next hosts Franklin at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Liberty High School.
Spartan boys struggle in loss to Woodburn
Hilhi's winning ways ended, and they ended quickly.
After notching their first win three days prior over Redmond, the Spartans struggled mightily from the field, dropping a road contest with the Bulldogs, 55-30, on Friday, Dec. 13, at Woodburn High School.
Hillsboro shot just 24 percent from the field in the game, just 1 percent from the 3-point line, and 58 percent from the free throw line. Post Nate Smith led the Sparts with 11 points and nine rebounds, but Hilhi did little aside from the 6-foot-5 senior, with no one else tallying more than five points.
Woodburn — who also struggled shooting the ball — was led by Carter Nelson's 11 point performance, while Jonathan Marroquin added eight points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Hillsboro will travel to The Dalles on Tuesday, Dec. 17, for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Riverhawks, before traveling to Banks for a Dec. 19 game against the Braves.
Liberty 63, Southridge 59
Beaverton 61, Century 49
Century 68, McKay 42
Forest Grove 45, Centennial 25
David Douglas 64, Forest Grove 63
Franklin 61, Glencoe 41
Hood River Valley 73, Glencoe 46
Hillsboro 53, Redmond 50
Woodburn 55, Hillsboro 30
Gladstone 48, Banks 45
Banks 51, Stayton 45
Banks 56, Philomath 42
Knappa 72, Gaston 40
Forest Grove 72, Centennial 21
Forest Grove 79, Gresham 11
Forest Grove 52, Franklin 37
Liberty 68, Central Catholic 47
Liberty 100, Roosevelt 18
South Salem 58, Glencoe 30
St. Mary's Academy 71, Glencoe 44
Grant 59, Century 35
South Eugene 57, Century 38
Summit 49, Century 43
Hillsboro 66, Redmond 34
Hillsboro 51, The Dalles 43
Banks 49, Gladstone 43
Stayton 43, Banks 30
Sheridan 59, Gaston 20
Knappa 49, Gaston 18
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