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No. 3 Liberty boys' hoops scratches St. Helens
The Lions boys had a tough go at Liberty on Tuesday in Hillsboro.
The Class 5A third-ranked Falcons won 74-48.
Liberty also beat the Lions (3-14 overall, 1-8 Northwest Oregon Conference) by a 95-54 count on Dec. 18 in St. Helens, and has won the last six games in the series.
The Falcons (13-5, 9-1) are set to move up to the Class 6A Metro League in every sport next season.
The Lions could not catch Sandy on Friday, Jan. 29, as the Pioneers survived 70-64 in St. Helens.
Sandy (6-12, 1-9) won its fifth straight in the series.
St. Helens can match its highest win total in two years as it hosts Parkrose at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, after which the Lions play at Parkrose at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday in Portland.
The Broncos have taken the last four meetings.