For the first time since 1998 the Liberal Lady Redskins will take state on the run earning their shot by beating Wichita Kapaun 61-37 in the substate final Friday in Winfield. Senior Hannah Rotolo scored a game high 20 in leading the Skins to their 21st victory of the season. At 21-1, Liberal will be seeded number one in the field of eight next week in Topeka. They will face Great Bend for a third time this season. The Lady Panthers are 15-7 on the season. The game will be on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Topeka.
The Liberal Redskins are going back to the state tournament for the second straight season. The Skins defeated Kapaun 58-45 Saturday in Winfield. Liberal led by eleven at halftime and had a lead by as many as 19 in the third quarter. Kapaun cut the deficit to seven a couple times in the second half, but the Skins held on for the victory. Jade Cathey and Kevin Livingston led the way for Liberal scoring 20+ points each in the win. Liberal is now 17-5 on the season. They advanced to state last year with a victory over Salina Central in Great Bend. The Skins then lost a heartbreaker in the first round of state to Bishop Carroll. Liberal will be the number four seed in the state tournament and will take on Andover Central who is the five. The game will be on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. in Topeka.