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Hoop Queen win, but an SCA loss for the Eagles

It has been a busy basketball week for the Liberty Eagles. Tuesday night the Salem Tigers came to town. Despite a 17-point contribution from Garrett Reller, the junior varsity boys fell to Salem, 41-69. Between 31 points from Terrell Gaines and 22 points from Drew Ripko, the varsity Eagles defeated the Tigers 74-57.
Varsity hosted the Bunker Eagles Wednesday night. Bunker took home the W with a final score of 61-74.
Despite the snow days and rescheduling, the Mountain View/Birch Tree School District's Hoop Queen celebration was a success. Thursday night's festivities kicked off with the junior varsity Lady Eagles facing the Cuba Wildcats in a two-quarter game. The home team came out on top.
The varsity girls faced off next against the Lady Wildcats. Freshman Hadley Chowning scored an impressive buzzer beater at the end of the first half to add to her 20-point contribution. The Lady Eagles came away with an 85 to 60 victory. They are now 15-6 on the season.
The Hoop Queen Coronation took place next. Miss Litzy Dayanna Lopez Miranda, senior, was crowned Hoop Queen Princess and Class Spirit Week Winner. Miss Shelby May Acklin, senior, was crowned Liberty High School's 2022 Hoop Queen.
Following the coronation, the JV boys faced the Houston Tigers in a two-quarter game. They battled it out to the buzzer, and Liberty fell just a bucket short of a victory. In the varsity contest against the Tigers, Terrell Gaines put up 20 points. Both Drew Ripko and Gavin Reese scored 11 points each to give Liberty the win with a final score of 67 to 29.
Friday night, Liberty traveled to Thayer to face the Bobcats in a conference battle. The Eagles fell to the Bobcats 57-72. The varsity Eagles now have a record of 12-10.
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