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Bloodhounds bite the Bolts

Fort Madison boys 68, Liberty High 45

NORTH LIBERTY— The Liberty High varsity boys basketball team suffered their second consecutive loss, in as many days, as the Bloodhounds, of Fort Madison, bit the Lightning Bolts, 68-45, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Liberty High.
The Lightning led, 8-4, at the end of the first period but dropped into a hole in the second trailing, 21-16, at halftime. The Bolts could only muster four points in the third period as Fort Madison led, 41-20, going into the fourth period.
The Bloodhounds’ Kaleb Cresswell led all scorers with a 25-point performance, including a trio of three-pointers. Cresswell found support from Treavor Kokjohn with 17 points. Andre Brandon led Liberty with 14 points, while Ethan O’Donnell put in eight and Iziah Paulson, Ronnie Williams and Moses Bolar contributed six points each. Bo Gryp had a three-point shot and Ben Houselog added a field goal to the Bolts’ score.
The Bloodhounds improved to 4-3, while the Bolts dropped to 3-5 ahead of the Christmas break.