ANDERSON — The Anderson Prep Jets welcomed intra-city rival Liberty Christian to their home, and the Lions used the Nunn combination and APA’s turnovers to its advantage on the way to a dominating 75-28 road victory.
Chris and Franklin Nunn used their speed and size, respectively, to dismantle the Jets as Chris hit 6-of-7 from the field for 14 first-quarter points. Franklin scored six points to combine for Liberty Christian’s 20 of 22 points in the opening period.
The Nunn cousins eventually let others in on the act, but not before Franklin scored another six in the second quarter. Preston Quinn got in on the scoring act by equaling Franklin’s point output with six of his 10 game points in the second stanza.
All tolled the Nunns combined for 28 of their team’s 42 points in the first half as the Lions (5-2) took a 42-16 lead at the break.
After scoring just three points in the first quarter the Jets were able to manage 13 in the second with 13 of its 16 points coming from junior Jonathon Barclay.
The second half action wasn’t much different from the first as Liberty Christian outscored the home team 33-12 en route to the crushing victory.
The visitors put four players in double figures with Chris and Franklin Nunn scoring 19 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the Lions. They also got 11 points from Vincent Phillips and Quinn’s 10 points in the game.
All four of the visitors leading scorers also had at least six rebounds in the game with Franklin Nunn leading the way with nine caroms.
Anderson Prep (0-6) appeared to be a one-man team as Barclay scored 23 points and pulled down a team-high seven boards.
Bailey Ploughe and Josiah Moreno got three and two points, respectively, to account for all of the Jets’ points in the game.
Anderson Prep was plagued all game by costly turnovers that turned into baskets for the Lions. They had nine first-quarter turnovers on the way to 24 for the game while its opponent had just eight miscues on the night.
Liberty Christian coach Jason Chappell played 11 players and all but one of them scored in the victory. Chappell’s team also managed to dominate the boards to the tune of 39-21.