School is back in session and we are here to get you all caught up on the Liberty Christian action that happened over Christmas Break.
Lions Boys Basketball had 4 games over break. They played APA on December 20th and won the contest 74-57. Next, our boys traveled to Elwood winning once again 71-44. Unfortunately, the Lions snapped their winning streak while hosting Lincoln from Cambridge City in a close one, losing 55-58. Next, the boys played Anderson high school in the first round of the Madison County Tournament at Anderson and they were defeated 56-76. Coach Jason Chappell, when asked about the break said, “Christmas break was good for us to focus on the things we need to get better. It’s always hard when you want to balance family time, holidays and basketball. We have so many new faces, so it was a good time to get to know some of the kids. They are a wonderful group. ” Their record now stands at 4-5 heading into their county tournament gave vs Elwood at 7:30 on Wednesday.
In other news for the boys’ team, the Lions gained a new player over the break, Zion Cook, a junior. He has helped contribute to the team already. Chappell said, “Zion has been a good addition to our team. He is a very skilled and spirited player. It will take some time for him to gel, but we are throwing him in the mix right away. “
Lady Lions Basketball had 6 games over the winter break starting out by hosting Hagerstown at home on December 21st, dropping that game 42-14. After Christmas, the team traveled to Union City to play in their annual Holiday Tournament. The Lady Lions played three games in the tournament against Cowen (losing 50-42), Adams Central (losing 52-24), and Daleville (losing in a heartbreaker 56-53). Coach Todd Hill said, “We played really well. We just couldn’t finish the last 3 minutes against Cowan and Daleville. We had leads on both teams. “
On January 3rd, the girls traveled to Wes-Del losing 50-45. Finally, last night the girls opened the Madison County Tournament against a tough Anderson squad, losing 68-24.
The Lady Lions record is now 2-12 as they head into their next Madison County Tournament game on Wednesday vs Elwood. When asked about the remainder of the season heading into the last few weeks of the season before sectionals, Hill said, “We have to get more consistent and mentally tough.”