Eagles boys hoops advance to district semis

Liberty North freshman point guard Trey Snyder dribbles the ball up the court during a boys basketball game in the William Jewell Holiday Classic high school tournament Dec. 30 at the Mabee Center in Liberty.

LIBERTY — Liberty North boys basketball built on its 2-game win streak to close the regular season by earning a double-digit victory in the first round of the postseason.

The Eagles beat Fort Osage 74-46 in the Missouri Class 6 District 15 quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 27 at Liberty North High School.

The Eagles beat Lee’s Summit North 49-42 Monday, Feb. 22 before beating Raymore-Peculiar 67-54 the next night.

Freshman guard Trey Snyder and senior guard Mac Garrison led the way in scoring against Lee’s Summit North.

Snyder shot 6 of 11 to score a team-high 16 points along with four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Garrison made 2 of 4 3-pointers as he scored 11 points with three rebounds. Senior forward Drew Hyams gave the Eagles 9 points as he drained 3 3-pointers.

Hyams was just warming up as he made 5 of 6 3s against Raymore-Peculiar and led the team in scoring with 16 points. Snyder and Garrison joined Hyams and three other Eagles in double-digit scoring as the duo scored 12 points. Synder also racked up six assists and four rebounds.

Senior guard Davis Rockers and junior forward Justis Braden dropped in 13 points a piece. Rockers added four rebounds and four assists while Braden contributed six in each of those two categories.

Liberty North (8-16, 4-10 Suburban Gold) will face Liberty in the district semifinals 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2 at Liberty High School.

Sports Writer Mac Moore can be reached at 389-6643 or mac.moore@mycouriertribune.com.

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