Dodge City limped into Liberal with five straight losses but strutted out of the Big House with their eighth straight win over the Redskins. The Red Demons won a wild one over the Redskins 54-52 Saturday night.
Liberal came out inspired and jumped to an 18-5 lead and led 18-7 after one quarter. Liberal led 27-24 at halftime after Dodge City's Noah Williams tipped a ball in the basket at the buzzer. The Red Demons outscored the Redskins 19-5 in the third quarter. LHS rallied to trail by one 53-52 with 26 seconds left but could not score on three consecutive possessions with a chance to tie or take the lead. The Demons were 15-30 at the foul line.
Hayden Coker scored 15 in the loss meaning he has scored in double digits for three consecutive games. Britton Abbott added nine and Jared Hasik scored eight.
Liberal is 5-9 and 1-3 in the WAC while the Demons are 5-8 and 3-1 in the WAC. Liberal plays at Guymon Tuesday night at about 8 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.