Liberty County High School took on the Brunswick Pirates in the Panthers’ Senior Night game at home.
In the girls matchup, the Lady Panthers lost to Brunswick 59-36. The first and second quarters were not good for Liberty County. They were not able to get the ball to drop for points, and were outscored in both of them.
At halftime, Brunswick had a 26-11 lead.
The Lady Panthers were able to score more in the second half, but could not get ahead, as the Lady Pirates also outscored their opponents in the second half 33-25.
In the boys varsity game, the Panthers defeated Brunswick 71-56.
Junior Will Richardson started off hot for Liberty County, scoring 12 of the team’s 17 first-quarter points. Richardson also scored 12 points in the second, and helped the Panthers to a 38-27 lead at halftime.
In the third, Liberty kept the pressure down with eight points from Richardson and six from senior Davion Mitchell. When it was all said and done, Richardson finished with 39 points and the Panthers shot 47 percent from the field in the win.
Head coach Julian Stokes said that although the team has some minor injuries, they were able to fight through pain for the victory.
"I think overall we played great," he said. "Our game plan was executed wonderful. We took our time, took our shots and we executed."
Liberty County looks to finish the season strong before region playoffs, with contests against Pierce County and Tattnall County on the road.