As Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball coach Kyle Acord pointed out, the Mountain Lions’ league game at Bridgeport on Saturday (Jan. 4) was a matter of shifting momentum. Unfortunately, it was the Mustangs who had the final surge in a 72-67 win over Liberty Bell. There were some good takeaways from the game. Junior […]
Lady Lions take Omak to the wire, trounce Pateros
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team launched its season with two non-league games, taking a step up to a 1A opponent and a step down to a 1B foe with different results. But it could have been two wins for the Lady Lions if they had hit a few more free throws on […]
Mountain Lions edged by Pateros after loss to Omak
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team began league play this week after two non-league losses to start the season, both on the road. Class 1A Omak started with a 22-point first quarter and didn’t let up on its way to a 76-34 win over the Mountain Lions on Dec. 4. At Pateros on […]
Lady Lions’ impressive basketball season ends at 2B regionals
Comeback falls short against South Bend A stirring fourth-quarter rally wasn’t quite enough to overcome a 17-point deficit as the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team fell to South Bend, 42-36, in 2B regionals play last weekend at Wenatchee. The loss ended the Lady Lions’ season, one win short of making it to the […]
Lady Lions 3rd at districts, advance to regional basketball tournament
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team has advanced to the regional playoffs after finishing third in the 2B District 5/6 tournament last weekend. The Lady Lions qualified for the district tournament semi-finals with a 46-44 win over DeSales on Feb. 9 in Hanford. That advanced them to Chelan, where they faced Tri-Cities Prep […]
Lady Lions move into district semis on way to state tourney
It was a long way to go for a win, but the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team made the trek to Hanford worth it with a hard-fought 46-44 win over DeSales in the District 5/6 2B playoffs last Saturday (Feb. 9). Because of snowstorms that made travel hazardous, the Lady Lions spent Saturday […]
Mountain Lions end season with loss to Hornets
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team ended its season with a strong showing against one of the league’s better teams, losing to Oroville 54-43 on the Mountain Lions’ home court on Feb. 5. Discounting the second quarter, Liberty Bell played the Hornets evenly. But Oroville outscored the Mountain Lions by 11 points in […]
Big victory at home, big loss on the road for Mountain Lions
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team broke out for its biggest offensive production of the season with a 68-49 win over visiting Soap Lake last week, but came back down to earth a few days later at Lake Roosevelt, falling 93-36 to the Raiders. The Mountain Lions played their most-consistent basketball of the […]
Mountain Lions’ late comeback can’t quite overcome Waterville-Mansfield
The Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team outplayed visiting Waterville-Mansfield for the final three quarters last Friday (Jan. 11), but fell just short of recovering from a sluggish first quarter in a 40-39 loss.
Earlier in the season, the Mountain Lions beat the Shockers by the identical score at Waterville-Mansfield, and this one was just as dramatic. Liberty Bell had a shot at victory with just a few seconds on the clock, but could not convert. The loss left the Mountain Lions with a 2-7 record in league play, 3-10 overall.
Cold shooting resulted in the Mountain Lions trailing by 12-4 at the end of the first quarter. But three-pointers by Simon Studen and Dusty Patterson boosted Liberty Bell to a 19-19 tie just before the end of the half, which ended with Waterville-Mansfield up 22-19.
Liberty Bell girls pull away from Waterville-Mansfield for win
The Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team shook off a slow start and finished with a rush to beat visiting Waterville-Mansfield, 60-51, last Friday (Jan. 11).
The victory, the Lady Lions’ eighth straight, avenged an earlier 45-42 defeat at Waterville-Mansfield, and kept Liberty Bell near the top of league standings. As of early this week, Brewster stood at the head of the pack with a record of 10-0 in league play, Waterville-Mansfield was 8-3, Liberty Bell 7-2 (10-3 overall) and Lake Roosevelt 7-3.
Thanks to a rash of turnovers, the Lady Lions had trouble even managing to get shots early in the first quarter, falling behind 9-2. The Shockers held a 12-8 advantage at the end of the first frame.