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Wahawks overrun the Bolts

Telander leads Liberty boys in 52-32 loss to Waterloo West

WATERLOO– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team opened 2020 with its second loss of the season Friday, Jan. 3, on the road at Waterloo West. The Wahawks soared past the Lightning 52-32 and improved to 6-1 while dropping the “Bolts” to 4-2.
West took a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and held a 21-14 halftime advantage. The Wahawks outscored Liberty 16-6 in the third period to take a 37-20 lead into the final quarter. The Bolts had their best effort in the fourth with a dozen points, but the Wahawks’ lead held.
Kelby Telander, a junior, led the Lightning with 14 points while the Wahawks’ Daquavion Walker led all scorers with 20 points.
The Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic High School visit North Liberty on Friday, Jan. 10, with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip-off. The Lightning will compete on Rivalry Saturday on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Coe College. Liberty travels to Cedar Falls on Tuesday, Jan. 14, with a 7:30 p.m. varsity start.

Scoring — Kelby Telander 14, Ira Hazeltine 7, Ethan O’Donnell 5, Sam Funke 4, Andre Brandon 4, Colin Shults 2, Savion Taylor 2.
3-Point goals — Telander 1, O’Donnell 1.
Rebounds — Telander 6, Funke 6, Brandon 5, O’Donnell 3, Ben Houselog 2, Hazeltine, Shults 1, Taylor 1.
Assists — Houselog 4, O’Donnell 2, Funke 1, Taylor 1, Brandon 1.
Steals — Telander 1, Houselog 1.