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No. 14 Liberty-Eylau Rolls to 54-29 Second-Round Win Over Gilmer

Liberty-Eylau’s Sharde Collins heads for the basket during L-E’s win against Tyler T.K. Gorman during their Dec. 29 game in Tyler. (Christopher Vinn,

NEW BOSTON — Imani Wright and Liberty-Eylau flexed its muscles in Thursday’s Class 3A Region II area girls basketball playoff against Gilmer.

The 14th-ranked Lady Leopards, who received a first-round bye, cruised to a 54-29 victory behind Baylor signee Imani Wright’s 24 points and 11 rebounds.

Liberty-Eylau (25-4) advances to play Crandall at 6 p.m. Monday at Spring Hill High School in Longview as part of a doubleheader with the boys team. Liberty-Eylau’s boys also play Crandall at Spring Hill on Monday with the tip set for 8 o’clock.

Liberty-Eylau’s Sharde Collins, who has signed with Division I Arkansas-Little Rock, added  13 points, while forward Lauren Godfrey had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The winner of Monday’s Liberty-Eylau vs. Crandall matchup plays in next Friday’s 8 p.m. 3A Region II semifinal at Texas A&M-Commerce.

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