High School Sports

Liberty Christian looking to home stretch

Liberty Christian is building some steam with its fourth win in six games Saturday, a 60-41 home victory over Walla Walla Valley Academy in which Bryan Corrigan was at his best with 16 points and 20 rebounds.

"This is just about the time of year we start to kick in," Patriots coach Terry Watson said. "It's down to a six-game season before the district tournament."

Liberty Christian isn't too far removed however, from a 61-42 loss at seventh-ranked Waitsburg-Prescott. But Watson, who led the Pats to the 2B state championship game last season, thinks all his team needs is another shot at W-P.

And he'll get it -- the Richland school will face the Tigers at home in the regular-season finale on Feb. 12. If the Pats can keep rolling, Watson thinks this one might turn out differently.

"They're good, but they're beatable," Watson said. "We played right with them until Bryan got into foul trouble."

-- Mabton has certainly made the most of its reclassification from 2B to the SCAC East. The Vikings clinched the league title with three games remaining.

"Overall it's been teamwork. We've had four different guys lead us in scoring this year, and team chemistry has been huge," Mabton coach Brock Ledgerwood said.