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.