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Experience gives boys basketball a strong start

Jake Hopkins, Co-Assistant Sports Editor

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Liberty boys basketball this season has been marked by a massive amount of experience stemming from several key athletes. Starting off the season 2-1 overall Liberty boys basketball’s experience stems from their many returning players.

“This team is full of experience.  We have 7 seniors returning and 8 varsity lettermen from last season” Coach Omar Parker said.

The team is being led by senior Nick Chung, who was unanimously voted team captain this year. Other strong players include seniors Stephen Hei and Chris Hanson.

“Steven Hei and Chris Hanson are full of experience and off to a great start.  Steven is leading us on the glass, and Chris gives us great emotion” Parker said.

“Our starters include me, Jack Elfstrom. Stephen Hei, and Chris Hanson… We’ve all been playing varsity ball the last three or four years, and that leads to a lot of chemistry between us all,” Chung said.

Boys basketball started off their season with wins over Interlake and Bellevue 61-47 and 67-59 respectively. The boys aspirations for the season are high .

“We are trying to win Kingco this year. Last year we were in a three way tie and lost, but hopefully we can make another run at it this year,” Chung said.

The team is coming off a record setting season last year for the most wins, and they are hoping to carry over that experience and skill this year. They are hoping to carry their momentum and skill to not only win Kingco, but play in state as well.

“We want to be as good a team as we can be. If we maximize our potential, the sky’s the limit for this group,” Parker said.

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