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Little Hawks slip past Bolts

Liberty Boys suffer first loss of the season to City High, 41-38,
Liberty High junior Kelby Telander put up a team-high 14 points at home against City High on Fri. Dec. 20. Telander is shown in action at home against Center Point-Urbana.

NORTH LIBERTY The City High Little Hawks snapped Liberty Highs four-game winning streak with a slim, 41-38, win over the Lightning Friday, Dec. 20, at Liberty High.
The Bolts took a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, but were outscored, 13-4, in the second as City built a 24-16 halftime advantage. The Lightning rallied in the third but still trailed, 34-31, going into the final period.
Junior Kelby Telander led the Lightning with a team-high 14 points, while Sam Funke and Andre Brandon contributed eight points each.
Liberty ended 2019 with a 4-1 record following wins over Washington, Center Point-Urbana, Waterloo East and Western Dubuque.
The Bolts ring in 2020 on Friday, Jan. 3, with a road trip to Waterloo West. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School visits Tuesday, Jan. 7, with the sophomores taking the floor at 6 p.m., and the varsity tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic visits the Lightning on Friday, Jan. 10, ahead of an appearance in the Rivalry Saturday games Saturday, Jan. 11, at Coe College.

Iowa City, City High 41, Liberty High 38
Scoring Kelby Telander 14, Sam Funke 8, Andre Brandon 8, Ethan ODonnell 4, Basil Aldoss 2, Ben Houselog 2.
3-point goals Telander 1.
Rebounds Brandon 8, ODonnell 6, Telander 5, Funke 4, Houselog 3, Aldoss 2, Savion Taylor 1.
Assists Brandon 4, ODonnell 3, Aldoss 1, Telander 1, Houselog 1.
Steals Aldoss 1, Telander 1, Houselog 1, Brandon 1.
Blocks Brandon 1.