3-pointer at the buzzer lifts Liberty Christian past Touchet

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RICHLAND — A 10th and final 3-pointer at the buzzer for Liberty Christian sank the Touchet Indians here Tuesday night, 50-47, in Southeast 1B boys basketball.

Ruben Butler was fouled on a putback with 4.1 seconds left and made both free throws to tie it at 47.

A Liberty Christian pass to halfcourt, quickly relayed to the corner of the 3-point line, was struck home by Mike Olson for the win at the horn.

Touchet led 26-16 going into halftime.

“We got over confident after the half,” Touchet coach Tim McKeown said. “We did a lot standing around and finger pointing in that second half. We didn’t take care of our own faults or take care of business.”

The Indians’ loss drops their record to 2-6 in league.

Touchet travels to Rosalia Saturday for a 6 p.m. tip.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 50, TOUCHET 47

TOUCHET (47) — Con. McKeown 1 0-2 2, Col. McKeown 4 0-0 10, Butler 6 2-2 14, Martinez 4 0-0 10, Rincon 1 0-0 2, Flores 2 0-0 5, Carson 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 2-4 47.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (50) — Peterson 6 1-4 17, Olson 6 0-0 17, Morris 4 1-3 10, Lindquist 1 0-0 2, Hoey 1 0-0 2, Hogulin 1 0-0 2, Steele 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 2-9 50.

Tou 9 17 15 6

LC 3 13 19 15

3-point goals — Tou 5 (Col 2, Martinez 2, Flores), LC 10 (Peterson 4, Olson 5, Morris). Total fouls — Tou 9, LC 7. Rebounds — Tou 27 (Martinez 12), LC 18 (Hoey 6). Assists — Tou 14 (Flores 5) LC 10 (Morris 3). Turnovers — Tou 17, LC 8.

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