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 kscbnews.net.