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Area Roundup: Liberty's second-quarter flourish leads to victory

Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 11:56 pm Updated: Feb. 24, 2013 2:15 am

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF

The Liberty boys basketball team parlayed a 22-point second quarter into a 47-44 victory over Western Friday night in Liberty, Ill.

The Eagles (15-7) led 13-5 after the first quarter and received seven points from Michael Blewett and six from Michael Mast in the second quarter to take a 35-24 halftime lead.

Mast scored 13 points and Blewett added 10 for Liberty.

Kyle Warning led Western with 16 points and Eric Rueb added 13.

Central 58, Griggsville-Perry 48: Taylor Heimann scored all 10 of his points in the third quarter to help the Panthers break open a 30-27 game en route to victory in Camp Point, Ill.

Doug Weese and Marcus Landes led Central with 12 points apiece and Cole Phillips added 11 for the Panthers.

Levi King led the Tornadoes with 20 points and Dryden Craven added 11.

Canton 66, Cairo 60: The Tigers placed four players in double figures en route to the championship of the LaPlata Tournament.

David McReynolds led the Tigers (20-0) with 15 points.

Brandon Berhorst and Gabe McKenzie added 14 points apiece for the Tigers.

Tyler Niemann chipped in 12 points for Canton.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Piasa Southwestern 65, Liberty-Payson 38: Freshman Maddy Greeling's 24-point performance was too much for the Eagles to overcome in Piasa, Ill.

Liberty-Payson finishes the regular season at 15-11 while Piasa improves to 25-3.

The second-seeded Eagles open postseason play in their own Class 2A regional Tuesday against No. 3 Central-Southeastern.

Madelyn Hyer had 12 points and nine rebounds to lead Liberty. Maranda Neisen grabbed 12 rebounds and had two assists. Kristen Loos added eight points, including two 3-pointers.

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