Liberal had to grind out possessions to beat Guymon 50-43 Tuesday night in the home opener in the Big House. Liberal trailed by seven in the first quarer (7-0) and the third quarter (30-23) against a game group of Guymon Tigers who were looking to snap a four game losing streak against the Redskins. Britton Abbott and Blake Stout scored 10 a piece in the win while Guymon's Carter Nash had 15 and Derek Portillo had 12.
LHS led 11-10 after a quarter but the Tigers took an 18-17 lead into halftime. LHS led 36-34 after three. LHS struggled at the foul line again going 8-19 at the free throw line while Guymon was just 5-11.
GHS is 1-1 and plays Hugoton in the Blue and Red Classic Thursday while 1-1 LHS hosts Lawton Friday night at about 7:45 in the Conestoga/Community Bank Classic on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
The LHS JV won 61-48 over the GHS JV and the LHS freshmen beat Great Bend in Dodge City 46-42. Kaiden Bigham had 11. They play at the DC freshman tournament Saturday at 10:30 against Garden City or Larned.