Freedom, ranked No. 7 by lehighvalleylive.com, defeated host Nazareth 64-54 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference East Division contest. The Blue Eagles (2-4 overall, 0-4 EPC) took a 41-40 lead into the fourth quarter after scoring five points in the final 16.
Of those 15, just two players are back for the 2022-23 season. One is Parkland star Nick Coval, who is entering his junior season. The other player is Freedom senior Nick Ellis. The youngster with a nickname of “Pickle” could create a pickle for Patriots opponents this season.