The Liberty boys and Northwestern girls basketball teams won big games Monday heading into the Christmas break.

In Bethlehem, the Liberty boys built a 10-point halftime lead and rolled in the second half to a 78-52 win over visiting Easton.

The victory was a nice rebound performance by the Hurricanes, who had lost for the first time on Friday to rival Freedom.

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In New Tripoli, the Northwestern girls upped their record to 8-0 following a 58-54 victory over visiting Liberty.

It was another impressive victory for Northwestern against a larger school from the LVC.

The Tigers' Trista Cunningham led all scorers with 22 points. Madison Capuano paced the Hurricanes with 21 points.