By James Robinson

Empire Press Correspondent

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers basketball teams were on the road Jan. 13 to meet Liberty Bell at Winthrop.

The Lady Shockers varsity squad dropped their game to the strong Mountain Lions. The score was 73-48.

The Mountain Lions, as of Jan. 13, had a record of seven wins and two losses in conference play and were in third place in the Central B League behind Brewster and Tonasket — both with nine wins and one loss.

Lauren Fitzmaurice scored 30 points for the Mountain Lions with the first 20 points in the first half. Hannah Hughes of the Shockers had 14 points.

The Shockers varsity boys came out on top 56-40. The Liberty Bell boys had not yet won a game this season. As of Jan. 13, the Shockers were at three wins and eight losses for the season.

Coach Heath Jordan said, “We were three players short, yet came out on top. Will Osborne had several assists. Johnny Mullen and Devyn Klinginsmith did well on rebounds.”

Scoring for the Shockers included Johnny Mullen (20 points), Devyn Klinginsmith (18 points), Tanner Marden (14 points) and Will Osborne (4 points).

Waterville/Mansfield’s junior varsity boys also won 58-28. The junior varsity girls lost by a single point, 35-34.

The Shockers Jan. 17 game with Soap Lake is being rescheduled. They travel to Manson Jan. 19 and will meet Tonasket at home Jan. 21.