The top eight teams in the East Penn Conference are separated by merely two games coming into the week and Liberty is part of that conversation. The Hurricanes (8-3) have won four of their last five games, including last Friday’s 51-43 victory over Bethlehem Catholic (7-3) to keep them atop the East Division.
Head coach Nigel Long understood the importance of not only knocking off your city rival, but also a team that can contend for the division crown.
“The Beca game was a great win for our team,” Long said. “We stuck together and battled for four quarters. This upcoming week is a huge week for us in our division as well.”
With games against Easton (1-10) and Freedom (8-4) this week, Liberty has a chance to grab sole possession of first place with a win over the Pates.
With Long entering his third season at the helm of the program, things are falling in place for the Hurricanes on their quest to restore the rich tradition the program has held for so many years.
“The league this year is pretty wide open versus previous years and every night is a battle in our league,” said Long. “Also, now that we are in our 3rd year we’re more experienced in handling the ups and downs that the season provides, compared to previous years. We still have a ton of season left, but I’m excited to see us continue growing as we continue forward.”
Press photo by Linda Rothrock Liberty's Angel Holguin (left) and Blake Hargrove try to get the ball away from Bethlehem Catholic's Joshua Brown during their recent game.