Liberal had 27 turnovers in a 59-42 loss to Dodge City in the Big House Friday night on Senior Night. Liberal led 25-21 at halftime and built a 31-23 lead in the third quarter before a dizzying amount of turnovers in the third quarter. Jade Cathey fought foul trouble but scored 12. Tyson Deaton scored 12 and DeVondre Livingston had 10. Liberal head coach Drew Gruver says turnovers were again costly. "Too many turnovers," Gruver said after Liberal's fifth loss in six games. "We turned it over too many times against a good team like Dodge, you can't do that."
Liberal is 9-11 and finishes a disappointing 3-5 in the WAC after a 3-1 start. There will be a three way coin toss for third, fourth, and fifth in sub state between Liberal, Kapaun, and Andover. LHS will play Thursday in either Liberal, Wichita, or Andover.
Final WAC Standings
Dodge City 7-0
Great Bend 4-4
Garden City 2-6