PREP BASKETBALL - Girls: DeSales 39, Liberty Christian 38

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RICHLAND - Erin Giusti's 17 points led the DeSales girls basketball team to a 39-38 win over Liberty Christian in Southeast 2B play Saturday night.

"Erin played well," said Irish coach Tim Duncan said. "She does a good job."

The win improves the Irish to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in league.

The Irish popped in the winning basket with about 15 seconds to play, and their defense stiffened to keep Liberty Christian scoreless.

DeSales held Liberty Christian to 12 second-half points.

The Irish outrebounded Liberty Christian 33-20.

DeSales hits the court again Dec. 28 in a Christmas tournament at Whitman.

DeSales 39, Liberty Christian 38

DeSales (39) - Konen 2 0-0 4, Higgins 1 0-0 2, Buley 0 0-1 0, Giusti 6 5-10 17, Blanc 1 0-0 2, Wujek 2 0-0 4, Moberg 1 0-0 2, Crowley 1 1-1 3, Zander 0 0-1 0, Lyons 2 0-0 5, Ferrel 0 0-2 0, Totals 16 6-15 39.

Liberty Christian (38) - H. Croskey 3 4-8 10, E. Croskey 2 0-0 4, Moore 0 2-3 2, Higgins 0 1-2 1, Patterson 0 0-0 0, Berges 2 6-6 10, Chafe 0 2-2 2, Koller 3 3-6 9. Totals 10 18-27.

DeS 6 13 11 9 - 39

LC 15 11 3 9 - 38

3-point goals - DeS 1 (Lyons), LC 0. Total fouls - DeS 20, LC 16. Fouled out - DeS (Lyon). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - DeS 33 (Higgins 3, Giusti 3, Blanc 3), LC 20 (Koller 6). Turnovers - Des 21, LC 18. Assists - LC 7, DeS 5.

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