(Great Bend) --The Great Bend Panthers and Lady Panthers basketball teams got revenge on Liberal on Saturday at Panther Gym in Great Bend.
The LHS boys fell to Great Bend 52-42. Liberal trailed by just one at halftime, but the Panthers outscored the Skins' 15-3 in the third quarter. Liberal bounced back though going on a run of their own cutting the Panther lead to just three two separate times late in the game. The Skins' were never ever to take the lead though.
Great Bend held Liberal's leading scorer Jade Cathey to just three points in the second half. Cathey had eleven first half points. Justin Andrade added 12 for the game.
Great Bend improves to 12-7 overall, while Liberal drops to 10-8.
The Liberal Lady Redskins got off to a slow start trailing 13-6 after one quarter and 31-21 at halftime in their 52-39 loss on Saturday.
The Lady Skins' cut the deficit to six on several occasions in the second half, however each time the Lady Panthers were able to push their lead back up to double digits.
Justice Norah led the Lady Skins' in the loss with 23 points. Norah got into foul trouble though as she picked up her fourth foul with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Malyssa Williams added nine. Liberal had just five players score in the game while Great Bend had nine players make the scorebook.
With the victory the Lady Panthers get their first WAC victory of the year. They also improve to 7-12 overall. The lady Skins drop to 11-7.
Both Liberal teams will host Garden City on Tuesday for Senior Recognition.