The bottom just fell out on Liberal's season. The Hugoton Eagles who lost by 16 earlier this season to Southwestern Heights, earned a 46-41 win over the Liberal Redskins Friday night at Colby High School in the consolation semifinals of the Colby Orange and Black Classic. Liberal committed 21 turnovers and languished through another rough evening at the free throw line going 3-19.
Hugoton's Jeison Rodriguez scored 13 and Henry Vela scored 11 while J.J. Lewis scored 13.
Hugoton never trailed and led 27-11 in the second quarter and 28-17 at halftime. Liberal battled back and cut the Eagle lead to two with 2:12 to play at 38-36 but could not creep any closer. Liberal is 2-9 and Hugoton is 3-7. The Redskins play Burlington for seventh Saturday at noon on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.