Justice Norah scored a career high 36 points and the Liberal girls smothered Ulysses 56-42 Tuesday night in Ulysses. Liberal led by as many as 22 in the win. LHS led 16-8 at the end of one quarter and 29-18 at halftime before leading 47-26 at the end of three. Liberal's full court and half court defense caused Ulysses (1-5) problems. Head coach Shane Stout credits how hard his team played defensively. "Mostly I was impressed with our defensive effort," Stout said. "I thought we got after it." Liberal is 3-3 after Destiny Hall and Kirsten Ross also scored season highs of six points a piece. Liberal opens WAC play at Hays Friday night at 6 p.m. on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net. Liberal won at Hays last year but lost in the "Big House."