Abilene Goes Off in Win Over LHS Boys
Brock Kappelmann - January 23, 2020 8:19 pm
You aren’t going to win many games when your opponent shoots 75 percent from the field, only misses 11 shots, and makes 6-8 three pointers. That was painfully true for the Liberal Redskins on Thursday afternoon in Salina. Abilene sizzled the nets in beating the Skins 75-55 in the Brick House at Salina Central. The Redskins were looking for their first ever opening game win at the SIT.
It was the Redskins who came out firing early. LHS buried six first half three pointers on the way to leading 11-6, 21-20 after one, 28-27, and 32-30 at halftime. However it was the Cowboys who came out guns a blazing in the second half. Abilene outpaced Liberal 22-4 to begin the second half. The Cowboys built a 52-36 lead. Abilene led 54-42 after three quarters.
The Redskins shot 35 percent from the field and were 9-28 from three point range. The Skins were 6-13 at the foul line.
Liberal has lost to Abilene three straight years in the Salina Invitational. LHS is 5-6 and Abilene is 5-3. The Redskins play Friday afternoon at 4:30 against the loser of Salina Central and Andover on 1270 and kscbnews.net.
Photo by Kaden Classen