Monique Jones was 12 of14 from the foul line, scoring 16 points, to lead host Westerville North past Olentangy Liberty 63-52 on Tuesday in an OCC-Cardinal Division girls basketball game.

Monique Jones was 12 of14 from the foul line, scoring 16 points, to lead host Westerville North past Olentangy Liberty 63-52 on Tuesday in an OCC-Cardinal Division girls basketball game.

The Warriors led by as many as 19 points and had a 41-24 entering the fourth period. But Liberty cut its deficit to 49-46 with 3 minutes, 23 seconds on a free throw by Cassie Swafford.

But Jones was 8-for-10 on free throws in the final period and the Warriors made 10 of 13 foul in the final 2:21 to secure the victory.

"This was big because it shows our girls that they can go out an beat a good basketball team," said coach Jim Kloepfer, whose team moved to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the OCC-Cardinal. "We played well for about three-and-a-half quarters, but in the first four minutes of the fourth, we weren't playing with much confidence. We were able to regain some confidence and hit out free throws to hold on for the win."

Swafford scored 13 of her 25 points in the fourth period to lead the Patriots, who fell to 4-4 and 3-2.

"We were playing our third game in five days, and we weren't feeling it," Liberty coach Jen Clark said. "That's really no excuse, but we were playing hard and put ourselves in a big hole. Being down 17 points is a lot to overcome and they were able to make their foul shots to hold us off."

The Warriors had nine players score, none with fewer than four points. Megan Lutz added 11 and Nycole Henderson had eight for North.

"We have been teaching playing a total team game and they really did that (Tuesday night)," Kloepfer said. "You have Taylor Evans come in and hit a couple of buckets and so did Danielle Johnson. Those eight points were big for us. If we continue to get contributions from those nine girls, then we'll continue winning games."

Allyson Van Gundy scored nine points for Liberty and Abbey Smith added eight.