COLUMBIANA OH- On Wednesday night a clash between two AAC Blue contenders took place at Crestview high school. Liberty came away with this one 64-46.
This was a matchup of two teams that like to play opposite styles. Liberty likes to play fast and score often. Crestview likes to slow down and be deliberate in the half-court.
The first quarter was back and forth, as Crestview looked to make a statement early with some quick shots. Proving they could play fast as well. Unfortunately for them, they could never get the game to slow down to their pace. Liberty gradually extended their lead as the quarters went on. One of the big keys for Liberty was their three-point shooting. The Leopards hit seven threes on the night. They were also able to force plenty of live-ball turnovers that gave them easy fast-break opportunities.
When Crestview has success it was down low. Krista Perry earned every point she had as she was fighting a great rebounding Leopard squad. The Rebels got quite a few good looks from three throughout the night, but just couldn’t get them to fall at a good enough pace.
Crestview made one last surge as the fourth quarter opened. They cut the lead under single digits to nine. But then the Leopards’ ability to score a lot of points quickly showed itself as they rattled off eight points in about a minute and a half. The Leopards speed proved to be too much for Crestview as they ran away with the win tonight 64-46.
Krista Perry has a strong 18 point performance for the Rebels. She added 7 rebounds. Tanner Hoffer grabbed a double-double with 13 points 11 rebounds
The Rebels return to action Saturday as they travel to Champion.
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