(Andover)- Liberal Lady Redskins head coach Shane Stout knew heading into Saturday's Sub-State final against an Andover Central team that just beat their previous opponent 72-5 that his Lady Skins would have to devise some sort of game plan to throw the Lady Jaguars off. Stout did just that as the Lady Skins stalled often but also found ways to score frustrating Heights at times, however Liberal still came up short in a 46-33 loss Saturday at Andover High School.
The game was tied at 11 after one. Central then went on a 6-0 run in the final minute of the first half to take a 25-17 halftime lead. The Lady Skins then held the ball unguarded for nearly five total minutes in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Jags 5-4.
In the fourth quarter Lady Skins leading scorer Justice Norah fouled out of the game at the 6:01 mark of the fourth quarter in what was a very questionable charge call that was originally called a block on the floor that was overruled by another official. After Norah fouled out Kirsten Ross kept Liberal within striking distance scoring their next four points to cut the deficit back to seven, It was the closest the Lady Skins would come though as senior Malyssa Williams also fouled out with just over two minutes left to play.
Norah led Liberal in scoring with 17 points. Ross had seven, while Kayla Payton and Williams added five and four points respectively. Andover Central improves to 22-0 and advances on to the state tournament. The Lady Skins finish their 2009-2010 season with a 12-10 record. Seniors who played their final game in a Lady Redskin uniform were Nohemi Hernandez, Kayla Varnes, Sherika Sanchez, Williams, and Payton.