LCA girls extend unbeaten streak to 14; plus other basketball news

Posted 1/7/22

The Liberty Christian girls basketball team continues to remain perfect on the season, winning its past two games over two public school teams.

On Tuesday night, the top-seeded Eagles (14-0) …

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LCA girls extend unbeaten streak to 14; plus other basketball news

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The Liberty Christian girls basketball team continues to remain perfect on the season, winning its past two games over two public school teams.

On Tuesday night, the top-seeded Eagles (14-0) opened the Bourbon Tournament with a 86-23 pounding of eighth seed Valley in the first round. They held Valley to single digits in each quarter, jumping out to a 33-5 lead in the opening quarter and holding a 59-14 at intermission.

Senior Andrea Mueller led the way with 24 points. Sophomore Sophi Mueller contributed 14 points and freshman Lauren Moss followed with 10. Liberty Christian shot 57 percent from the field. Junior Alli Meyer dished out 10 assists and added five steals.

Liberty Christian will face the winner of No. 4 Pacific and No. 5 Viburnum at 7 p.m. Thursday. The championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The third-place game will be played at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Eagles entered this week’s tournament fresh off a 51-44 victory at Elsberry Dec. 30.

Alli Meyer connected on five treys to lead the squad with 15 points along with Andrea Mueller. Senior Gracie Foran had eight points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

Liberty Christian led 14-8 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 38-27 entering the final quarter.

Wright City falls in Clopton opener

The seventh-seeded Wildcats fell 70-32 to No. 2 Clopton in the opening round of the Clopton Tournament Monday.

Jasmin Simpson led Wright City (3-5) with 13 points. Kaedyn Johnson added seven and Payton Simon had six points.

The Wildcats trailed 30-6 in the first quarter and 46-14 at halftime. They were scheduled to face Winfield on Wednesday.

Liberty Christian boys drop third straight game

The Eagles (9-6) fell behind in the opening half and never could recover in Monday’s 73-69 loss to Crocker in the first round of the Bourbon Tournament.

Liberty Christian, the fifth seed, faced Valley on Wednesday. With a win, the Eagles will play in the fifth-place game on Friday. The seventh-place contest also is scheduled for Friday.

Junior Zack Dames and senior Cole Christian led the Eagles with 19 points apiece. Sophomore Jack Duval also reached double figures with 12 points, while senior Caleb Schneider and senior Austin Kuehn added nine and eight points, respectively.

Last Thursday, Liberty Christian fell 81-55 to Elsberry.

Junior Deacon Forrest had 16 points and Christian added 12. Kuehn and Schneider chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Eagles trailed 24-9 after the opening quarter.

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