The Liberty Eagles placed 17th Saturday in the boys standings of the Fred Hardy indoor track invitational at Fork Union Military Academy.
Liberty finished with 10 points, while Varina won 59. The Eagles did not score in the girls competition, which Tallwood won with 67 points.
Danny Collins led the Liberty boys by placing fourth in the 3,200-meter run (10 minutes, 2.38 seconds) and fifth in the 3,200 relay (8:58.12) with Adam Walker, Xzavier Stelly and Michael Fairfax. Anthony Spagnoletti finished fourth in triple jump (42 feet, 8.5 inches) and eighth in the long jump (19-11).
Robert McGuin took seventh in the shot put (43-4), while Eric Stiggle finished eighth in the 55 hurdles (8.50) and Chris Hill placed eighth in high jump (5-8).
Taylor Brown led the Liberty girls by placing 11th in the 1,600 (5:31.13).
Life Christian Academy boys basketball 77, Highland 74
Despite 30 points from Rahji Johnson, the Highland Hawks lost to the Life Christian Academy boys basketball team, 77-74, Saturday on the road in Colonial Heights.
It was the Hawks’ third consecutive loss after also falling to Greenbrier Christian, 52-46, Friday on the road in Chesapeake. Highland now has a 6-5 record (2-1 Delaney Athletic Conference).
Against Life Christian, Johnson also had 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Logan Miller had 18 points and Matt Kelly Had 13. Nicky Sim added eight points, while Miller had five assists, four rebounds and three steals. Seth Kott and Sim each had six rebounds and two steals, while Kelly had six rebounds and two assists, as did Sim.
Against Greenbrier Christian, Miller had 19 points and five steals, while Kelly had nine points, five rebounds and two blocks. Johnson added eight points and eight rebounds, while Sim had two assists and two steals.
The Hawks trailed by only three points with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t complete the rally.
“That’s a good team,” Highland coach Jake Shechtman said, “and we’re proud of our effort, but wish the result could have been different.”
Spotsylvania boys basketball 58, Kettle Run 45
The Kettle Run Cougars lost to the Spotsylvania boys basketball team, 58-45, Saturday on the road after the Knights went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter.
Kettle Run (9-4 overall, 2-2 Conference 27) trailed only 25-20 at halftime after entering the first quarter in a 13-13 tie, but the third quarter expanded that deficit.
Rashawn Latimer led the Cougars with 11 points on 5-for-11 shooting, while Eddie Benton had 10 (3-for-6) and Christian Yancey had seven (3-for-3). Brendan Deliee led Kettle Run with four assists, four rebounds and one steal.
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