With districts fast approaching, the Liberty boys basketball team is peaking at the right time.
The Eagles have now won six in a row and improved their record to 18-6. Their latest victory was a 63-47 beating of Fort Zumwalt East on Feb. 16.
Kaleb Overall led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Jaylen Sims chipped in with 13. They led 26-20 at the half, but pulled away with a 22-10 fourth quarter.
Liberty also defeated Francis Howell North 65-58 on Feb. 10. Sims and Blake Stricker led the Eagles with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Timberland on a roll
After beating Fort Zumwalt North 66-48 Friday, Timberland has now won three games in a row.
The Wolves also knocked off Parkway North 71-47 on Feb. 14 and Troy 53-44 on Feb. 9. Their record stands at 15-6.
Josh Estrel drained five treys and had a team-high 19 points in Timberland’s most recent win. Others who reached double figures were Grady Daniels (15 points), Shyamal Patel (13) and Kamron Lenoir (11).
Estrel was hot again from long range against Parkway North. He made seven 3-pointers and had 27 points. Daniels and Patel chipped in with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
Holt wins four of last seven
Holt also is making gains, having won four of its last seven games. The Indians are now 8-15 on the season, after winning just four of their first 16 contests.
They fell 57-41 to St. Dominic on Feb. 17, after winning two games in a row over Fort Zumwalt East (41-33 on Feb. 10) and Fort Zumwalt North (57-44 on Feb. 7).
In both victories, Anthony Jones led the squad in points. He had 15 points against the Lions and 17 versus the Panthers. Trevon Jefferson had 11 points against Zumwalt East, while Keishawn Forrest reached double figures with 15 points against Zumwalt North.