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'Canes enter big week

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

With only two games under their belts heading into this week, Liberty's boys' basketball team had a slow start to December.

That all changes this week, as the Hurricanes (2-0) have a three-game slate the week before Christmas, none of which are easy contests.

Starting with last night's contest against Easton, followed by tonight's home tilt against Stroudsburg, the 'Canes have a busy two-night stretch.

Then they close out the week with everyone's favorite basketball contest in the Lehigh Valley when they host Freedom Friday night.

"At its most basic point, it's just another league game," said head coach Chad Landis about the Freedom contest, "but everyone knows it's not just another game.

"It's a difficult week for us and it's jammed as well. It's just how the schedule played out and we have to come to play every night."

Liberty knocked off Bethlehem Catholic 67-47 last Friday night, opening up a 27-20 halftime lead with a 29-point third quarter to pull away.

Greg Noack led all scorers with 22 points, while Becahi's Freddie Simmons had a team-high 19.

The Hawks (2-2) are much improved from last year, but with wins over Philadelphia's Conwell-Egan and Pottstown, they are still looking for their first LVC win.

Landis, on the other hand, is looking to get his team's first statement win.

"Easton is always a tough division game and everyone knows how good our division is this year," he said. "Freedom isn't any easier, so it's going to be a test for our guys this week."