The Liverpool Warriors (9-1) soar into action on Wednesday night, January 10th, as they welcome the Public Service Leadership Academy Falcons (2-7) for a non-conference showdown at Liverpool High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET, and both teams are eager to leave their mark on the hardwood.
What it is: New York High School basketball
Matchup: PSLA Falcons vs Liverpool Warriors
Time: Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 pM ET
Game Type: home non-conference
Locations: Liverpool, NY
Live Stream: Watch here
Liverpool on a Tear
The Warriors have been on fire this season, winning nine of their ten games and establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their lone defeat came against the Cicero-North Syracuse Blue Devils (7-2) by a narrow margin of 65-62. Senior guard Sarah Jones has been a driving force for Liverpool, averaging a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds per game. Junior forward David Lee provides additional firepower with his consistent scoring, averaging 16 points per game.
Falcons Seeking Redemption
The Falcons, on the other hand, are looking to turn their season around after a tough start. They’ve picked up two wins against Fowler (61-55) and Oswego (68-52), but have also suffered losses to Henninger (67-52) and Fowler (74-68) in close contests. Junior center Emily Smith has been a bright spot for PSLA, averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds per game. Senior guard Michael Jones adds scoring punch with his 15 points per game average.
Key Matchup: Jones vs. Lee
The battle between Liverpool’s Sarah Jones and PSLA’s Michael Jones promises to be a thrilling individual matchup. Both players are offensive dynamos for their respective teams and will undoubtedly look to lead the charge on the court. Jones’ versatility allows her to attack the basket, dish assists, and drain three-pointers, while Jones’ sharpshooting from beyond the arc and ability to drive to the hoop make him a dangerous offensive weapon. Who can maintain their composure and deliver in the clutch could very well swing the game in their team’s favor.
Streaming the Showdown
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Prediction: A Close Call Awaits
This matchup has all the makings of a nail-biter. Liverpool’s strong record and home-court advantage make them the slight favorites, but PSLA’s fighting spirit and potential for an upset should not be underestimated. Expect a competitive battle that could go down to the wire. I predict a close victory for Liverpool, but wouldn’t be surprised if PSLA pulls off a stunning upset.