Boys fall to Liberty for first time ever

The electricity from the girls game didn’t stop as the boys game started up. The Trojans took the court against the Lightning in a fierce and close game. 

The Trojans took no time to get warmed up when the clock started, they brought the heat. Ben Hoefer ’23 putting up a three-pointer in the first minute putting West in an early but narrow lead 7-5. They kept up the energy and played a solid game leading by one point, 26-25 at half-time. Pete Moe ’22 leading with 13 of those points. Da’shon Fisher ’23 from Liberty led his team with seven points. 

“Hector” the Trojan made an appearance at halftime to keep the energy that was on the court continuing in the student section.

The Lightning came out strong in the third-quarter ending in a three-point lead against the Trojans, 45-42. The Trojans kept fighting in the final quarter. The Lightning’s Christian Barney ’23 put up 13 points in the second half for Liberty. With a nail-biting final minute, Kareem Earl ’24 missed the free throw to tie the game up with 3.5 seconds left. The Lightning defeated the Trojans 58-55.

The 13-4 Trojans will be back at home on Tuesday facing off against Cedar Rapids Jefferson.