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Redskins Get Redemption in WAC Clinching Win

Brock Kappelmann - February 22, 2017 7:18 am

They are having an incredible season.  But still something was missing.  After a shocking January 10 loss at home to Garden City, Liberal atoned for that loss with a 65-58 win at the Garden on Tuesday night.  The Redskins are 6-1 in the WAC while Hays is 5-2 so the Skins clinch at least a share of the WAC title for a second straight season.

Buoyed by their three point shooting and defense, LHS jumped ahead 17-8 after one quarter and 25-10 in the second.  Markalyn Eatmon made three first half three’s to help build the lead.  The Redskins led 29-19 at the half.  The Skins led 40-25 with 2:17 to play in the third and led 42-30 after three.  LHS led 47-32 and 57-42.  The Skins won by seven in a game which was rarely that close.  Liberal’s defense did a great job on Garden City’s leading scorer Garret Doll who scored eight but had 19 in the game at Liberal.  The Redskins made 30-35 free throws in the win.  LHS shot 52 percent from the field while going 5-9 from three point range.

For the second straight year, Garden City and Liberal split the season series with the road team winning all four games.  LHS is 17-2 for the first time since 2009.  They are 6-1 in the WAC.  The Buffaloes are 9-11 and 5-3 in the WAC.  Liberal hosts Dodge City Thursday night for Senior Night.  Admission is free thanks to National Beef.  The game airs on 1270 and kscbnewse.net. 

 

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