Liberal head coach Bill Baird says it came down to poor shooting. He says his team played with effort and took good shots but just couldn't make them in a 39-28 loss at home to Guymon Tuesday night in the home opener in the Big House. It's Liberal's first loss at home to Guymon since 2008.
The 2-0 Lady Tigers of new coacn Rennie Nickell jumped out 9-0 against LHS and led 9-7 after one quarter. Guymon led 25-13 at the half and 30-20 at the end of three. The lady Skins made a run to cut the GHS lead to five (31-26) in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hit enough shots to get over the hump. Guymon had an advantage at the free throw line going 13-25 while LHS was 1-4. Jai Chapman scored 12 in the loss while Guymon's Yajaira Rodriguez and Sydney Hein had 11 a piece.
Liberal hosts Lawton Friday at 6 and Bartlesville Saturday at 4 in the Conestoga/Community Bank Classic on 1270 and kscbnews.net.