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Bolts improve to 4-0 with win over Bobcats

Brandon’s 17 leads Liberty to 51-42 win over Western Dubuque

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball squad improved to 4-0 on the season with a 51-42 win over the Western Dubuque Bobcats Tuesday, Dec. 17, at home. The Bolts trailed by a free throw, 12-11, at the end of the first period, but charged ahead to a 23-20 halftime lead. The Lightning held onto their lead in the third, taking the period, 12-8, for a 35-28 advantage going into the final quarter.
Andre Brandon led the Lightning with a game-high 17 points. Ethan O’Donnell put in 10, with five from Kelby Telander, and four points apiece from Sam Funke and Basil Aldoss. Ira Hazeltine and Savion Taylor contributed three points each on the night, both from a three-point basket.
The Bolts travel to Waterloo West on Friday, Jan. 3, for a 7:30 p.m. contest. They host Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The sophomores take the floor at 6 p.m. with the varsity tip-off set for around 7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic High School visits on Friday, Jan. 10.