Monmouth-Roseville Team Info
Liberty Team Info
Jamonny Skinner and Nick Kelley combined for 13 third quarter
points as the Monmouth-Roseville Titans pulled away from the
Liberty Eagles to win a first round Macomb-Western Holiday
Tournament matchup Thursday.
Liberty (1-11) has played a difficult
schedule this season, and today was no different as they faced
the No. 4 seed. It was all Monmouth-Roseville early as it
appeared the Titans would easily romp to victory. They forced
eight Liberty turnovers in the first eight minutes, and went
6-for-6 from the line to grab a 19-7 lead.
Liberty was not going down without a
fight. The Eagles scored 12 consecutive points, including eight
from Jordan Neisen, eventually tying the game at 21 with still
two minutes remaining in the second quarter. In all, Liberty
enjoyed a 14-1 run to begin the quarter.
It would be all Monmouth-Roseville from
there as the Titans held Liberty without a field goal for over
six minutes. By the time Neisen finally hit another trey with
four minutes to go in the third quarter, Monmouth-Roseville was
Both squads failed to connect on even a
third of their field goal attempts. Monmouth-Roseville enjoyed a
huge advantage in points off turnovers (26-6) and at the free
throw line (74 percent to 48 percent). Skinner finished with 16
points, while Kelley had 15. They each collected four steals.
Liberty earned a strong advantage in
rebounding (46-35) led by Neisen, who recorded eight boards to
go with his 13 points. Landon Obert and Ryan Hedrick grabbed
seven rebounds apiece.
Monmouth-Roseville will next play Camp Point Central in the
quarterfinals Friday at 6:30. The West Central Conference rivals
met a week ago with the Titans taking a 59-46 decision. Liberty
will take on tournament newcomer Jacksonville in a consolation
bracket game at 10:30 am.
December 28, 2017