The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update


November 30, 2013

Liberty pulls away from Alexandria

ANDERSON — The house was full at the Lions’ Den Saturday night as the Liberty Christian Lions opened their home portion of the schedule with a 61-43 win over the visiting Alexandria Tigers.

Liberty started fast, opening up a 16-4 lead late in the first quarter, but Braden Warren hit a late 3 to cut the deficit to 16-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Liberty again appeared poised to run away with the game in the second quarter, going up 22-7 early on a bucket by Quincey Hyattt. But Alexandria again hung tough and took advantage of Lions’ errors to score 8 of the final 9 points in the quarter to trail 23-15 at halftime.

The Tigers were close despite turning the ball over 14 times and hitting only five shots from the field. Liberty started 6-11 in the first quarter but only hit three field goals in the second and turned the ball over seven times. “We struggled offensively in the first half, but our defense kept us in the game,” Liberty coach Jason Chappell said. “We took some ill-advised shots, but Alex did a great job of taking us out of what we wanted to do.”

The Lions opened the second half with a pressing defense and the strategy worked. After Blaize Kelly hit two free throws to cut the lead to 23-17, the Lions were able to open up a 37-24 advantage. But the Tigers would not go away and cut the double digit deficit down to single digits again at 39-32 after back to back Braden Warren 3-pointers.

DeShon Gibbs hit two free throws for a 41-32 lead before Preston Quinn made history. Quinn hit a difficult jumper on the baseline at the buzzer to score his 1,000 career point and give Liberty a 43-32 edge heading into the fourth. “That’s a great accomplishment as a player,” Chappell said. “It is a milestone, he will remember it for the rest of his life. We’re excited to add him to the 1,000th point club.”

Text Only
  • Pendleton Heights, Frankton to meet for net title

    Pendleton Heights and Frankton advanced to today's Madison County Championship title match after posting very different victories. The Lady Arabian tennis team advanced after defeating the Alexandria Tigers 4-1. For Frankton, it came down to a No. 1 singles tie-breaker to put away Lapel.

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT - HB0418 - PHHS vs Alex - 017 Arabians hold off Alex to reach semifinals Good teams don't need much help. That didn't stop Pendleton Heights from accepting a little aid from Alexandria in the second round of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament on Thursday.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Panthers claw way into softball semis If only Elwood's Jessie Noone had missed the team bus, Thursday's game in the Madison County Softball Tournament would have been more competitive.

    April 17, 2014

  • Ravens drove Manchester to avoid sweep NORTH MANCHESTER — The Anderson University baseball team defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference leader Manchester University 9-5 on Wednesday at Gratz Field. Andrew Eiler led the Raven offense with three hits, three runs and an RBI, including one of four home runs the visitors hit.

    April 17, 2014

  • Elwood, Liberty Christian advance in county softball tournament The 2014 Madison County Softball tournament got off to a wild start at Liberty Christian on Wednesday night as Elwood and the host Liberty Christian Lions advanced with victories.

    April 17, 2014

  • SPT - HB0417 - Nick Muller - 05 Bulldogs, Indians impress in openers Lapel and Anderson have very different histories in the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament.

    April 16, 2014 5 Photos

  • SPT - HB0417 - Pendleton v Mad Grant 2 Eagles, Arabians move to second round Frankton got off to an uneven start, falling behind 4-3 and 6-4, but rallied for a 14-6 triumph over Alexandria in the first round of the Madison County Softball Tournament here Wednesday. In the second contest, Pendleton Heights topped Madison-Grant 2-1 in a game where both runs and hits were at a premium.

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Rick Bramwell: Improving weather should aid morels When I looked at my wilted daffodils Tuesday morning, I knew this would be a setback for morels. The long-range forecast through April 29 calls for near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. This is good news for the blacks and grays.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: Hunter-Reay's blunder proves costly A lack of patience cost Ryan Hunter-Reay and teammate James Hinchcliffe a chance at victory last weekend in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Long Beach.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0416 - tennis file - 14 Many girls tennis teams return top talent With spring sports getting off to a good start thanks to some spring-like weather last week, local girls tennis teams are taking to the court.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos

Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

AP Video