Sports Roundup (Week of 2/17/19)

Tuesday, February 19

Boys Basketball

Liberty  86 Chester 76

Teams.. …..Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty…….31 – 16 – 19 – 20
Chester…..16 – 17 – 13 – 30

Contributors

Bobby McCleod – Team high 25 points
Kymanni Dennis – 18 points
Ashton Barrett – 17 points
Chris Bayer – 17 points

Game Highlights

Indians HOT on the first quarter outscoring Chester 31-16
Liberty hits 17 2-point shots and  16 3-point shots

Record

Liberty 10 – 10

Girls Basketball

Liberty  47 Chester 39

Teams.. …..Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty…….
Chester…..

Contributors

Kassidy DeGroat –  15 points, 10 rebounds – 3rd double-double
Kelsey Morgans – 13 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds
Ally Roth – 11 points, 6 steals

Game Highlights

Team played great defense and moved the ball well offensively. Team is one win away from sectionals for the first time in 6 years.

Record

Liberty

Thursday, February 21

Girls Basketball

Liberty  50 Monticello 43

Teams.. …..Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty………9 – 14 – 16 – 11
Monticello…4 – 15 – 9 – 15

Contributors

Ally Roth – 16 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds
Kelsey Morgans – 15 points, 6 rebounds
Kassidy DeGraot – 8 rebounds, 5 steals

Game Highlights

Team evens record at .500 and earns first playoff game in six years!
Monticello played a tough game right down to the last few seconds but the Lady Indians prevailed.

Record

Liberty 10-10

Friday, February 22

Wrestling

On Friday, February 22, members of the ELS Wrestling team traveled to Albany to compete in the NYSPHSAA Division II Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Time sUnion Center. The wrestlers who represented ELS and Section IX were Nick Curreri (Eldred) at 145, Cesar Santiago (Liberty) at 170, Drew Bendy (Liberty) at 182, and James DeAveiro (Sullivan West) at 195.

In the outbracket bouts that start the tournament, Cesar Santiago defeated. Aidan Shepardson (Dalton School-AIS) by a score of 7-3. Drew Bendy wrestled a close match but lost to Pat Quinn (Seaford-8) by a score of 11-8. In the round of sixteen Nick Curreri  lost 11-5 to Malachy Farrell (Avon-Geneseo-5). Cesar Santiago and James DeAveiro also lost to their opponents in this round.

Indoor Track

On Friday, February 22, members of the Liberty Indoor Track team traveled to Gillis Fieldhouse at the United States Military Academy at West Point to compete in the 2019Section IX state qualifier meet. This meet is highly competitive and qualifies athletes to go to the NYSPHSAA State Indoor track Championship at Ocean Breeze on February on Saturday, March 2.

The Liberty athletes competing where Brooke Roth in the long hump, Alexandra Riley and Sydneigh Fleischman in the 1500m walk and Miguel Campos in the 600m dash. All the athletes posted personal bests in the meet. Brooke Roth had the the best finish making the finals of the long jump and placing fifth among all jumpers. In the race walk Alexandra Riley placed seventh with  Sydneigh Fleischman closed behind in eighth. Alexandra’s time of 8:53.7 minutes is a new school record. Alex started the year with a time of 9:49 but continued to improve her technique and saw her time drop by almost one minute.  Miguel Campos was seeded 21st in the 600 but ran his best time of the year to finish 12th.

Girls Basketball

Liberty 46 Rondout Valley 61

Teams.. …..Q1 – Q2 – Q3 – Q4
Liberty……..10 – 13 – 19 – 14
Rondout……20 – 13 – 16 – 12

Contributors

Kelsey Morgans -Team high 29 points
Ally Roth – 9 pointss

Game Highlights

Liberty started the game down 20-10 after the first quarter and was never able to recover. Cold shooting and Rondout’s ability to break the press contributed to the loss.

The team can be proud that they went from 1-19 last season to 10-10 this year. They made the playoffs for the first time in six years. Three starters return plus several bench players and girls moving up from the JV team.

Record

Liberty 10-11