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LIBERTY’S JAMIE HOPKINS tries to dribble past Chester’s Vanessa Magyar in Wednesday night’s OCIAA Division IV game. In the background is Liberty’s Christine Waryha.

Liberty Socks Chester

By Rob Potter
LIBERTY — February 21, 2003 – The Liberty Lady Indians hosted the Chester Lady Hambletonians in their homecoming game Wednesday night.
And the Lady Indians made it clear from the opening minutes that they were not going to be defeated in the OCIAA Division IV game.
Using an aggressive, trapping defense, Liberty (17-3, 6-2 Division IV) grabbed a 12-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Indians then outscored Chester by a 14-3 margin in the second period to take a 26-3 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Pacing the Liberty offense in the second quarter were Kristy Falkenmeyer, who scored six points, and Lisa DeStefano, who netted four points.
The Lady Indians kept their offense flowing in the second half as they went on to post a 46-15 victory.
“The girls are playing well,” Liberty Coach Tom LaGattuta said. “We’re gearing up for sectionals.”
Chester Coach Jim DeStefano declined to comment following the game.
Christine Waryha scored a game-high eight points for the Lady Indians. DeStefano, Falkenmeyer and Jamie Hopkins each finished with six points.
Hopkins also grabbed a team-best 15 rebounds and guard Andrea TerBush dished out eight assists in the contest.
Liberty’s seven seniors – Nicole Daurio, Falkenmeyer, Hopkins, Chelsea LaGattuta, TerBush, Waryha and Kate Yaun – were honored prior to the game for their contributions to the team over the years.

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