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Lightning moves to 3-0 with win over East High Trojans

Brandon’s 19 points leads Liberty past Waterloo East

WATERLOO¬– Liberty High’s Lightning (AKA: the “Bolts”) moved to 3-0 on the season Friday, Dec. 13, with a road win over the Waterloo East High Trojans. The Bolts shocked the Trojans 72-61, dropping East High to 2-3 overall.
The Bolts lit up the scoreboard for a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, and held a 28-23 halftime advantage. Liberty put up a 24-point effort in the third and led 52-41 going into the final period.
Andre Brandon, a senior, led Liberty with 19 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Juniors Ira Hazeltine and Basil Aldoss contributed 13 points each with 10 from junior Ethan O’Donnell.
The City High Little Hawks will fly into the Lightning’s cloud on Friday, Dec. 20, for a men’s/women’s doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. with the varsity girls, and the boys following around 7:30 p.m.
Liberty opens up the New Year with a Friday, Jan. 3, trip to Waterloo West and a 7:30 p.m. varsity start. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High visits Liberty on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Liberty High 72, Waterloo East 61
Scoring — Andre Brandon 19, Ira Hazeltine 13, Basil Aldoss 13, Ethan O’Donnell 10, Kelby Telander 8, Sam Funke 6, Savion Taylor 3.
3-point goals — Hazeltine 3, Aldoss 3, O’Donnell 2, Taylor 1.
Rebounds — Brandon 13, Funke 7, O’Donnell 5, Telander 5, Aldoss 3, Hazeltine 1, Taylor 1.
Assists — O’Donnell 4, Telander 3, Brandon 3, Aldoss 1, Ben Houselog 1.
Steals — Brandon 3, Aldoss 2, Hazeltine 1, Funke 1.
Blocks — Telander 1, Brandon 1.