(T-G Photo by Brett Turner)
The Lady Pats struggled from the floor early, with MTCS going on a 13-2 run in the first period. Despite being down early the Lady Pats battled back in the second, going neck-and-neck with the Lady Cougs, thanks to leading scorer Kyleigh Hardy as she scored five of the Lady Pats' 10 second-quarter points. Their strong second period kept the deficit to a manageable 12 points going into the half as MTCS led 24-12.
The Lady Pats offense played well in the third, but MTCS eventually caught fire scoring 18 points to close the door on the comeback.
Hardy led the Pats in scoring with 7 points followed by Sydney Ely with 5. The Lady Pats look to rebound on Thursday as they host Westwood at 6 p.m.
Liberty 2 10 6 0--18
MTCS 13 11 18 8--50
Liberty: Kyleegh Hardy 7, Sydney Ely 5, A.J. Mitchell 2, Kendall Durard 2, Sierra Carr 2.
MTCS: Abby Buckner 23, Camden Adams 19, Kayla Taylor 4, Holly Bowman 2, Sarah Mathis 2.
3-Point Goals: MTCS (4): Hardy 2, Ely 2.
Halftime score: MTCS 24, Liberty 12.