For a machine to work properly, all of its parts must do their jobs in an efficient fashion.
The Liberty girls basketball team, which has everything it needs to be such a machine, misfired in a big matchup at Brookville on Monday night.
At times, the Lady Minutemen showed flashes of pure brilliance. At others, they showed whatever the direct opposite of pure brilliance is.
Meanwhile, the Bees played their usual, steady game. As a result, the Brookvillians came away with a 56-40 win.