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March 15, 2014

Lions roll to third straight regional final

FRANKFORT — Chris Nunn missed two days of school this week while running a fever.

But it was Seton Catholic that was left with a queasy feeling after the Liberty Christian junior's performance in the Class 1A regional semifinals at Case Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Nunn scored 13 of his 26 points in the first quarter, and the 10th-ranked Lions (19-6) pulled away for an 83-55 victory. They will make their third straight appearance in the regional championship game tonight against either Rossville or No. 7 Lafayette Central Catholic.

"These were two teams who like to run," Liberty Christian coach Jason Chappell said. "They play a little more zone, but we've got similar styles. It was a fun game to be part of."

Nunn — who also had eight rebounds, five assists and four steals — led three Lions in double figures. Franklin Nunn had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Quincey Hyatt finished with 12 points.

Liberty Christian also got 20 points from its bench, a unit that scored 16 of the team's 18 points in the second quarter. Ben Bowen led the charge with eight points, and Isaiah Tufts added 6.

"We don't look at them so much as bench players," Chappell said. "We have a rotation, and that's our rotation. Our guys understand that. It's not about who starts, it's about who finishes."

The Lions started and finished the game well against the Cardinals.

Spurred by Chris Nunn's hot start, Liberty Christian opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter and Seton Catholic (15-8) never got closer than seven the rest of the way. The Lions ended the game with 11 unanswered points after the Cardinals used a brief 5-0 run to pull within 72-55.

Seton Catholic's most effective stretch came late in the second quarter when it whittled a 13-point deficit down to a 40-33 disadvantage at the half.

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