Garden City Edges Liberal

Brock Kappelmann - February 26, 2020 7:26 am

Liberal didn’t get to the foul line enough and had trouble with Garden City’s trap in the third quarter of a 44-40 loss at the Garden in Garden City on Pancake Day Tuesday night.  The Redskins were 2-3 at the foul line while the Buffaloes were 10-14.

The Buffaloes built a 9-6 first quarter lead on their senior night.  Liberal led 16-14 right before the end of the half but the Buffs buried a three to lead 17-16 at halftime.  The Skins grabbed an early second half lead of 19-17 before Garden City went on an 11-0 run to lead 28-19.  Garden led 30-23 after three.  The Redskins cut the lead to 30-27.  Liberal got to with 41-40 but could never tie it late in the game.

Braxton Hyde had 11 and Lee Hatcher had 10 in the loss.  The Redskins out rebounded the Buffaloes 26-17 and got 12 more shots than Garden.  But the Buffaloes made 44 percent of their shots while Liberal shot 37 percent.  LHS was 4-19 from three point range.

Liberal loses their third straight at Garden City.  The Redskins have lost five of their last six and are 8-12 overall and 2-6 in the WAC.  Garden City is 10-10 and 3-5 in the WAC.  Liberal plays on the road Wednesday, March 4 in the 6A playoffs on 1270 and



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