Holcomb outscored Liberal 16-9 in the fourth quarter of a 55-43 Holcomb win over Liberal in the opener at Holcomb Friday night. This was a single digit game most of the way with the Longhorns leading 39-34 after three.
LHS jumped out to a 6-0 lead and led 10-4 before the Longhorns ripped off a 10-0 run to lead 16-10 after a quarter. The Longhorns led 32-27 at halftime and 39-34 after three quarters. Holcomb pulled away late as Liberal was forced to foul and send Holcomb to the foul line where they were 20-27 while the Redskins, who shot 48 percent at the free throw line last year, were 12-22 at the line.
Britton Abbott led LHS with nine while fighting off foul trouble.
LHS hosts Guymon Tuesday at about 7:45 in the Big House.