December 30, 2017 - 10:12 pm
Julian Strawther connected on six 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 34 points Saturday as Liberty’s boys basketball team routed Bismarck (North Dakota), 77-39, to claim third place at the Energy Classic at Gillette, Wyoming.
Only five players scored for the Patriots, but Cameron Burist had 24 points, and Jordan Wafer scored 10. Strawther, Burist and Wafer scored all of Liberty’s points through the first three quarters.
The Patriots were 8 of 8 from the foul line, and led 47-19 at halftime.
The Patriots held Saturday’s top scorer for Bismark, Ian Schafer, to eight points.
Foothill 67, Mount Si (Wash.) 47 — At Rancho Mirage, California, Jace Rocquemore scored 22 points as the Falcons took down the Wildcats in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Classic.
Dylan Hushaw scored 18 for the Falcons, and Marvin Coleman had 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
Tyler Patterson had 21 points for Mount Si.
Scott County (Ky.) 71, Bishop Gorman 62 — At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Jamal Bey led all scorers with 25 points, but the Gaels fell to the Cardinals in the consolation bracket finals of the Beach Ball Classic.
Will McClendon scored 15 for the Gaels, who led 32-28 at halftime and were out-scored 43-30 in the second half.
Cooper Robb led the Cardinals with 19 points.
Green Valley 58, Palm Desert (Calif.) 46 — At Rancho Mirage, California, Cameron Bower had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Gators’ win over the Aztecs in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
Kendall Nether scored 10 for the Gators.
Canyon Springs 63, Dana Hills (Calif.) 43 — At Rancho Mirage, California, the Pioneers defeated the Dolphins in the Design Pro Division championship game of the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
Sierra Vista 70, Lake Washington (Wash.) 48 — At Rancho Mirage, California, the Mountain Lions beat the Kangaroos in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
Serra-Gardena (Calif.) 70, Palo Verde 52 — At Rancho Mirage, California, the Panthers fell to the Cavaliers in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
St. Augustine (N.J.) 76, Cimarron-Memorial 60 — At Carlsbad, California, George Tribble poured in 30 points, but the Spartans fell to the Hermits in The Holiday Classic.
Brian Washington had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans, who held an earl nine-point lead.
Marlon Hargis had 19 points for the Hermits, and Jordyn Kendrick scored 18.
A.B. Miller (Calif.) 50, Centennial 39 — At Rancho Mirage, California, Ishon Hardon scored 11 points as the Bulldogs came up short against the Rebels in the championship of the Gear to the Max Division in the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational.
Jimmy Reyes had 14 points for the Rebels.
La Habra (Calif.) 56, Del Sol 41 — At Nogales, California, Keith Seldon poured in 20 points, but the Dragons lost to the Highlanders in the San Gabriel Valley Christmas Invitational.
SLAM Academy 57, Word of Life 49 — At SLAM Academy, Jalen Cunningham scored 18 points to power the Bulls over the Eagles.
Peter Iliev scored 17 for the Bulls, who grabbed a 29-21 halftime lead.
Jaiden Stucky had 18 points for Word of Life, Isaac Lopez had 14 points, and Cheikou Kouyate scored 11.
Pahranagat Valley 54, Lake Mead 33 — At Alamo, Richard Lewis had a game-high 15 points as the Panthers beat the Eagles.
Culen Highbe had 14 points for the Panthers, who pulled away by out-scoring Lake Mead 16-6 in the fourth quarter.
Donte Bristol had 11 points for the Eagles.