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Will Harper is a key, returning player for the Hurricanes this year. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA Will Harper is a key, returning player for the Hurricanes this year. Copyright - Digital_Media_Magic_LLC_Nazareth_PA

LHS boys look to get better

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

Liberty’s basketball team is in for a season that have them relying on inexperience and a tough division, but it’s something that doesn’t scare off head coach Chad Landis about his team’s chances to improve from last year’s 11-12 finish.

The Hurricanes will be led by junior forward Will Harper, who averaged eight points a game last season, as the team’s most experienced player back on the floor. Other returning players include Alijah Cannon (so., G), Aflolabi Jemi-Alade (sr., G) and Eric Ludwick (so., G/F).

Newcomers Rahmad Ali (jr. G) and Rondell McNeil (so, G) will also be key members for Landis’ group this season.

“We need to continue to get better as the season goes,” said Landis. “Some experienced teams will be ahead of us early in the year for sure. We will be working very hard to close that gap as the season progresses. If everyone buys into the hard work and team culture I am excited to see where we end up at the end of the year.”

With Bethlehem Catholic leading the pack this year in the EPC Steel Division, the Hurricanes will certainly be looking up at the division race. Throw in the likes of Easton and Allen, as well as rival Freedom and the Hurricanes won’t have any easy nights.

“I believe our division will be very competitive,” Landis said. We want to play in big games at the end of the season. I have no idea what that will look like for this group. The faster we mature and realize what it takes to win in our league the better off we will be. The longer it takes the worse off we will be at the end of the season.”

Liberty opened the weekend 2-0 with a 55-47 win over Quakertown on Friday and a 54-47 win over Saucon Valley on Saturday.