Saddled up and ready to go, Powell Olentangy Liberty spurred past Westerville North 73-57 in an Ohio boys basketball matchup.

The Patriots drew first blood by forging a 13-5 margin over the Warriors after the first quarter.

Powell Olentangy Liberty opened a thin 31-17 gap over Westerville North at halftime.

The third quarter gave the Patriots a 51-41 lead over the Warriors.

Conditioning showed as the Patriots outscored the Warriors 22-16 in the final period.

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