The Blue Devils led by 10 in the third quarter when the Lions made their move. Two Franklin Nunn free throws, a basket by Chris Nunn and a bucket by Phillips brought Liberty to within four with four minutes left in the third.
The Blue Devils pushed the lead back to seven, but Liberty came right back at them in the fourth, cutting the deficit to three twice.
After a White bucket gave Shortridge a 59-52 lead, the Lions went on a 6-0 run to pull within one with 1:25 left.
But Various Wilson made sure the Blue Devils would hang on. Wilson scored on an offensive rebound and hit a layup after Chris Nunn missed the front end of a one-and-bonus. Wilson scored again after Preston Quinn missed three free throws after being fouled attempting a long range jumper with 46 seconds left. The basket gave Shortridge a 67-58 lead.
The Blue Devils (4-1, 2-0 Pioneer) were led in scoring by White, who had 22 points. The Lions (3-2, 0-2 Pioneer) were led by Chris Nunn’s 15 points. Quinn had 13 while Franklin Nunn and Phillips each had 10.
The Lions will host Union (Modoc) on Monday.