Liberal was competitive in the first half and the fourth quarter in a 70-40 loss Friday night in the Big House. But class 6A 16th ranked Lawton, Oklahoma could not have been more dominant in the third quarter. The Wolverines opened their season Friday night after going 18-10 last year and advancing to Areas in 6A. Lawton was shaky early leading 13-8 after one quarter and 26-19 at the half. But the Wolverines used the third quarter to put on a show for the fans of Liberal. Lawton went on a 28-3 run to begin the second half and led 54-22 before leading 54-25 after three quarters.
Lawton's Delvonte Pierce scored 32. Liberal's Andre Jackson had 13. Liberal is 1-1 and hosts #9 4-0 Bartlesville Saturday at about 6:45 on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net. The Bruins ripped Garden City 59-28 Saturday afternoon.