After building a 29-11 lead, Liberal stuggled to hold the lead in the second half and barely topped Hugoton 42-35. Hugoton cut Liberal's lead to two points twice when Liberal held the ball and made Hugton foul them. Liberal's late game strategy paid off. Hugoton (1-10) dominated the second half. Nicole Kinser used her 6'2" frame to scored eight points, grab 12 rebounds, and block five shots for a program with four wins the past three years. Justice Norah scored 16 but was just 4-20 from the field. The Lady Skins led 29-12 at halftime and didn't score for the first 5:30 of the second half. Liberal is 6-5 and plays Sunrise Christian Saturday at 2 p.m. Sunrise defeated Scott City 67-54. The game will be moved to B107.5 Saturday so that Talkradio 1270 may present the Kansas-Texas game. The LHS broadcast will be available at kscbnews.net.
The Colby girls will play Holcomb in Satruday night's championship after Colby beat McCook 47-28 and Holcomb took care of Palmer Ridge 38-24.