By BENJAMIN KIBBEY
The Western News
The Libby High School boys basketball team trailed Lincoln County High School for most of the first two quarters at Eureka on Feb. 6.
But the Loggers took a three point lead at the half, and over the next two quarters gradually built to a 21-point win.
During the first quarter, Libby missed a large percentage of their shots, but brought that around throughout the rest of the game. They made over half of their field goals overall, and every attempt at a 3-point shot made it in.
The Loggers capitalized well on their opportunities, averaging a point for every possession, never missing a free throw, and making 21 points off of turnovers to the Lions’ six.
In the end, Libby out-scored, out-rebounded and out-defended their opponents, coming away with more blocks, steals and deflections and seven fewer turnovers than Eureka.
Libby 52, Eureka 33
Libby 4 15 16 17 - 52
Eureka 9 7 7 10 - 33
Libby: Brian Peck 10 points, 3-7 FT; JJ Davis 9 points; Chandler Bower 2 points; Ryggs Johnston 13 points; Nik Jones 2 points; Keith Johnson 14 points, 5-6 FT; Kevin Barnes 2 points
Eureka: Austin Callender 4 points; Quade Anderson 5 points, 3-5 FT; Alex Lowe 8 points; Jake Kindrel 16 points, 5-9 FT