By Ted Waddell
LIVINGSTON MANOR January 17, 2003 After it was all over and the respective team scorebooks had been closed for the night, the home team coach was speechless.
Im at a loss for words, said Livingston Manor Coach Andy Taggart following his teams 35-17 loss to visiting Liberty Tuesday night in a non-league contest. Our team effort was very poor, and we kind of backed down from the aggressiveness of Liberty. We just didnt play well at all. We shot poorly and our shot deflection was awful . . . I just dont know what to say.
To score just 17 points in a varsity ballgame is absolutely ridiculous, he added.
Liberty (10-1) outgunned Livingston Manor (8-3) in every quarter and held a 23-11 lead at halftime.
In the relatively low-scoring game, neither squad had a player who reached double digits in the scoring column. Senior Morgan Jenner, who scored six points, was the top scorer for Manor, while senior Christine Waryha led the Lady Indians with nine points.
Senior Nicole Daurio added seven points for the Lady Indians.
Neither team fared particularly well at the foul line either as the Lady Wildcats were 5-of-12 (42%) and the Lady Indians went 4-of-12 (33%) at the charity stripe.
Liberty Coach Tom LaGattuta summed up his teams victory in just a few words.
We played a real good game tonight to get the W, and our defense held them down pretty well, he said. [Manor is] a tough team, well-coached and disciplined.