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Lebo’s big front line wears down Eagles

January 31, 2007

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— Senior Nathan Hammer scored 12 points in Veritas Christian's 56-38 loss to Lebo on Tuesday night in boys basketball.

The Eagles trailed by just six points (27-21) at halftime before faltering in the second half.

"We were in the game," said Veritas coach Doug Bennett. "Our lack of depth ... we wore out at the end. Their front line was 6-(foot)-8, 6-4, 6-4, and still we were right there with them rebounding."

Of Hammer's play, Bennett said: "He played a great game. He has shown huge improvement the last three games; he's coming to play."

Veritas will travel to Olathe Christian on Friday.

Lebo 56, Veritas Christian boys 38

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Veritas - Michael Kay 8, Micah Barclay 8, Nathan Hammer 12, Isaiah Dover 8, Tyler Williams 2.

Lebo - Jones 5, Knight 2, Linsey 6, Donotto 1, Smith 9, Laflin 2, Barker 8, Gillispie 23.

Lebo High 71, Veritas Christian girls 47

Lebo - Lebo broke down Veritas' normally stout defense, scoring the most points the Eagles have allowed all season.

"We usually pride ourselves on good defense," Veritas coach Kevin Shelton said. "But we couldn't stop them."

In addition to its high-

powered offense, Lebo forced 24 turnovers.

Despite battling a cold which made breathing difficult, Kristie Tiegreen posted 18 points and 20 rebounds.

"We haven't found a team that has been able to stop her," Shelton said.

Veritas (5-10) will play at Olathe Christian on Friday.

Lebo 71, Veritas Christian girls 47

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Lebo 17 18 21 15 - 71

Veritas - Kristie Tiegreen 18, Susan Wilson 12, Taelyr Shelton 9, Caroline Mayhew 5, Marteka Carlton 2, Becky Finger 1, Totals 47.

Lebo - Kate Marks 3, Brittany Hase 5, Mitsy Eagleburger 4, Shelby Robke 5, Chelsie Eagleburger 4, Lauren Schlesener 8, Nicole Presley 12, Morgan Tastove 4, Tabitha Frye 10, Morgan Laflin 9, Chelsey Schlesener 2, Taylor Miller 3, Totals 71.

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