Garden City outlasted Liberal 63-60 in overtime Tuesday night in the Big House. Liberal led most of the game and had two nine point leads of 38-29 and 45-36 in the second half. LHS led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter but trailed 26-25 at halftime. LHS led 46-40 after three quarters.
J.J. Lewis paced the Redskins with a career high 26 points in the loss. Garden City's Bo Banner scored 16. Liberal shot the ball much better as Blake Stout hit two three pointers and Jared Hasik sunk a pair of three's while Lewis made his second three pointer of the season. LHS, a 41 percent free throw shooting team coming into the game, made 11-17 charities including a 7-8 outing by Lewis.
The Redskins sink to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the WAC while the Buffaloes are 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the WAC. Liberal plays at 4:45 January 17 at the Colby Orange and Black Classic against Wichita West on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.