continued “We packed that zone in in the second quarter and that was the difference,” Jacob said. “Then we got out of it and they penetrated. Nottingham made that adjustment.”
Liverpool managed to keep its deficit to six points early in the final period, thanks to a pair of Caleb Taylor baskets and a Mike Russo 3-pointer. But two more Sullivan baskets, and a Mosley hoop had the hosts leading 64-53 with under two minutes left, prevented any further rally.
Taylor paced the Warriors with 18 points. Russo notched 12 points, while Jeff Edwards and Hector Oyola had 10 points apiece. Sullivan led all scorers with 23 points and he Bulldogs got 10 points from both Derrick Gore and Tyquan Rolon, while Mosley finished with eight points.
Liverpool is back home Friday to face West Genesee, the same team it rallied to beat 74-65 in the first round of the C-NS Holiday Classic on Dec. 27.