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Redskins Stay on Track in the WAC with Win at Great Bend

KSCB News - February 21, 2016 8:35 am

Liberal’s Redskins will play their sub state games at home. That was secured with Liberal’s workmanlike 52-47 win at Great Bend Fieldhouse Saturday night. The Redskins also stay tied for first with Hays in the WAC race.

Great Bend, one night after a blowout loss at Dodge City, buried their first two three pointers and competed from that point on. The Panthers led 17-13 after one quarter and 30-29 at halftime. The Redskins led 35-30 and 38-32 in the third and 43-37 after three. Liberal would never led that lead slip although the Panthers sliced the lead to 48-45 with 1:14 to play. Liberal was 14-21 at the foul line and 4-12 from three point range while the Panthers were 5-16. Both teams fought foul trouble with their top post players. For Liberal that meant limited first half minutes for Cole Evans and Deladris Green. Green still finished with 12 while Tim Fitzgerald nailed three 3 pointers and scored 11. Cade Hinkle scored 10 including a right corner three which banked in at the end of the third quarter.

LHS wins in Great Bend for the fifth time in six years. Liberal has won eight of the last nine over the Panthers. Liberal is 14-4 and has secured the two seed in sub state. They are 5-1 in the WAC and tied with 5-1 Hays with a slim lead over 4-2 Dodge City. Tuesday Liberal hosts Garden City and Hays hosts Dodge City. The Liberal game airs on 1270 and kscbnews.net.

 

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