Red Devils taken down by seventh-ranked Landrum

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

LIBERTY — After picking up their first win of the season two days earlier against Crescent, the Liberty High School boys’ basketball team knew they would have their work cut out for them against the seventh-ranked Landrum Cardinals on Thursday night.

The Red Devils (1-13, 0-1 Region I-2A) seemed ready for the challenge early on, but the lengthy, athletic Cardinals (14-3, 1-0) outmatched them on the boards and wore them down in the second half as Liberty dropped its region opener, 75-50.

All told, the Cardinals outrebounded Liberty 43-18 on the night, with 13 offensive rebounds alone, leading to second and third chance opportunities that the Red Devils were unable to keep up with.

“We knew coming into it that rebounding was going to have to be a point of emphasis,” Liberty head

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