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Pierce City sweeps two from Liberal

Monday, January 28, 2013

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Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Winning form. Cody Fitchpatrick hit the game winning shot for the Pierce City Eagles in a victory over Liberal on Jan. 24. Fitchpatrick scored with 16 seconds left in the game.
The Pierce City Eagles and Lady Eagles swept a pair of varsity hoops tilts from Liberal on Jan. 24,

Pierce City boys prevailed 44-43 and the girls earned a 53-30 win.

The Eagles (9-9) let a 31-20 lead at the end of three quarters slip away in the fourth period against the Bulldogs (16-4).

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Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Long distance connection. Emily Ashley hits a 3-pointer for Pierce City against Liberal on Jan. 24.
The Eagles trailed 43-42 with 29 seconds left.

"We drew up an isolation play for Cody (Fitchpatrick)," said Pierce City coach Matt Street. "We did a great job of executing it."

Pierce City's Cedric O'Hara fed the ball to Fitchpatrick who spun around for an easy layup to lift the Eagles to a 44-43 lead with 16 seconds left.

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Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Focused on the task at hand. Zack Hyde, a junior at Pierce City High School, scores 2 points on a layup for the Eagles.
Liberal pushed the ball up the floor and got a good look at the basket but the shot didn't fall.

"Our seniors really stepped up and played hard tonight," said Street. "We expect a lot from those guys and tonight they delivered."

The green and white led 7-4 after the first period and went into halftime tied 17-17.

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Times Photo by Jon Whitlock Easy basket. Pierce City senior Krishna Merriman hits a short jumper for the Lady Eagles in their win over Liberal.
Scoring for Liberal: Garrett Miller, 15 points; Eli Short, 7; Colin McNaught, Trevor Harvey and Haiden Beckwith, 6 each; Triston Mohlfield, 2; and Jake Dalby, 1.

Scoring for Pierce City: Zach Hyde, 16 points; Fitchpatrick and O'Hara, 10 each; Colton Drollinger, 5; and Kole Kelley, 3.

Lady Eagles

The Pierce City Lady Eagles led wire-to-wire and claimed a 53-30 win against Liberal.

"It wasn't very pretty," said Pierce City coach Rob Guerin. "However, a win is a win. I thought our legs were tired. It was our sixth game in 10 days."

Peirce City led 17-4 at the end of the first period and 30-15 at halftime.

The Lady Eagles held a 37-20 lead after three periods and outscored Liberal 15-10 in the final frame.

Scoring for Liberal: Baylee Robertson, 13 points; Rachael Dugan, 7; Shaylee Stanley, 6; and Nicole Sprenkle and McKenna Higgins, 2 apiece.

Scoring for Pierce City: Krishna Merriman, 15 points; Emily Ashley, 10; Bailee Hayward, 8; Mattie Brottlund, 5; Shania Hogan, 3; Christine Younker and Amber Wagner, 2 each; and Emilee Sooter, 1.

The Eagles host Greenfield on Jan. 29 and the Lady Eagles host l

Lockwood on Feb. 1. Tipoff for both games is set for 6 p.m.



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