Liberty’s boys basketball team jumped out to a big first-quarter lead and never looked back in beating Walkersville 71-62 in the Lions’ season opener Tuesday in Eldersburg.
Tristan Kent led the way with 17 points and Jack Selby added 16. Steven Goetz and Peyton Scheufele each scored 10 for Liberty, which led 21-6 after one frame.
Kent and Scheufele had nine rebounds apiece for the Lions, who enjoyed a 39-29 halftime advantage.
JV result: Walkersville, 50-30.
Century 64, Glenelg 56
Recap: At Eldersburg, Carter Truby had 19 points and Jake Diehl scored 14 for the Knights (1-0). Truby added seven rebounds.
JV result: Glenelg, 54-42.
Francis Scott Key 88, Catoctin 84 OT
Recap: At Thurmont, the Eagles (1-0) forced overtime after trailing by 12 points late in regulation. Josh Brown (20 points) sank two big 3-pointers in the OT. Amir Cole also had 20 points, and Noah Vipond scored 18 to go with 11 rebounds.
JV result: Catoctin, 65-27.
Westminster 63, N. Hagerstown 62
Recap: At Hagerstown, Nick Henneman’s free throw with 13 seconds to play gave the Owls (1-0) a one-point lead, and they forced a defensive stop to preserve the win. Drue Giles had 19 points and four assists, and Shawn Blaney scored 13 points with five rebounds.
JV result: NH, 63-50.
Linganore 67, South Carroll 44
Recap: At New Market, Cody Parks had 11 points and Dylan Graham netted nine for SC (0-1).
JV result: Linganore, 53-26.
Linganore 54, South Carroll 39
Recap: At Winfield, Ashleigh Zepp had 13 points and Bethany Fowler added 10 for the Cavaliers (0-1).
Walkersville 68, Liberty 34
Recap: At Walkersville, Jordan Nastos had eight points and Kayla Allen added seven for the Lions (0-1). Alex Bull had 12 rebounds, and Nastos added five assists.
JV result: Walkersville won.
Glenelg 69, Century 39
Recap: At Glenelg, Jess Diorio had nine points and Sammie Mowder added seven for Century (0-1).
JV result: Century, 39-37.
Catoctin 50, Francis Scott Key 44
Recap: At Uniontown, Kennedy Cornick led Key (0-1) with 13 points and Karla Stoneesifer added 10 points and seven rebounds.
JV result: Catoctin, 38-34.
Carroll Christian 43, Granite Baptist 13
Recap: At Westminster, Camille Echegoyen led the Patritots (4-0, 3-0 MACSAC) with 12 points and Sydney Wooden added 10 points.
Boonsboro 52, Liberty 25
Recap: At Boonsboro, the Lions dropped their opener despite pins from Daniel Bird (120) and Jake Griffin (170). Griffin’s pin came in 32 seconds.