Game 1 of the 2019 Macomb-Western Holiday
Tournament was a tale of two halves. The Eagles of Liberty
(9-3) led the Hornets of Brown County (5-5) by scores of 12-10
after the first quarter and 24-18 at the half. The rest of
the boxscore was also one-sided in favor of the Hornets in the
first half. Brown County shot 11-22 (50%) compared to
LIberty's 5-18 (28%).
The second half was an entirely different
matter, however. Liberty's shooting absolutely caught fire
and they shot 19-25 (76%) in the final two quarters. On
the other side of the ball, Brown County had less luck and shot
9-28 (32%), including 0-7 from behind the arc in the second
half. Perhaps Western Hall's eastern basket has just the
Liberty was led by a trio of double figure
scorers: Landon Obert (17 points), Nolton Klingele (17 points),
and Breiton Klingele (14 points). Nolton Klingele's
all-around game was impressive. He led all rebounders with
eight, tied the team assists lead with five, and team steals
lead with three. Obert was the other Eagle with five
assists. Also notable were Devin Klauser's three blocks.
Brown County was led in scoring by Nathan
Hendricker's 10. Hendricker also contributed three
assists, three blocks, and three steals. The Hornets also
had notable scoring from Brody Woodward (nine points), Gavin
Miller (nine points), and Chance Fuqua (eight points).
Liberty advances to Game 13 (tomorrow
5:00pm), where they will play the winner of Rockridge and
Canton. Brown County moves onto the Consolation side of
the bracket to Game 9 (tomorrow 9:00am), where they will play
the loser of Rockridge and Canton.