Jared Hoey scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half as the Liberty Christian boys awoke from a scoreless second quarter to down visiting Garfield-Palouse 52-43 in Southeast 1B play Monday.
The game was postponed from Dec. 7, four days after the Patriots won the 8-man football state title.
Seven of LCs nine players also played football, which perhaps accounted for their cool demeanor after a dreadful second quarter.
The second half, we just calmed ourselves down, and we got a huge half from Jared, said Liberty Christian coach William Keck. He lit it up.
GARFIELD-PALOUSE Jesse Lopez 11, Holbrook 10, Pymkoski, Floyd, Wolterang, Thurmon 6, Kuhner 4, Jamison 3, Michell 9.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN Jared Hoey 23, Whitworth, Peterson 9, Olson 8, Morris 7, Lindquist 4, Koglin, Conaway 1.
Garfield-Palouse 9 11 12 11 43
Liberty Christian 13 0 17 22 52