Gruver Girls Smother Liberal
Brock Kappelmann - January 27, 2021 6:51 am
Gruver’s pressure defense held Liberal in check Tuesday night in Gruver. The 7th ranked team and defending state champ of 2A in Texas had no issues in blowing out visiting Liberal 67-31. LHS shot 25 percent from thye field and made just 2-21 three pointers.
The Lady Hounds, who return most of a team which went 38-2 last year, led 24-7 after one quarter and 34-15 at the half. The Lady Hounds led 52-24 after three.
It was a highly physical game, drawing the ire from the large crowd in attendance. Gruver made 18-25 free throws and Liberal was 7-16. Gruver out rebounded LHS 32-28 while LHS had 17 turnovers and Gruver had 14.
Ashley Carrillo led the Lady Redskins with eight and Aubrey Warden had seven. Gruver’s Bailey Maupin, who averaged 22 a game, scored 26. Brenna Butler scored 16.
Liberal is 9-3 and Gruver is 17-2. It was the first meeting between the two programs since 2013 and Liberal’s first trip to Gruver since December of 2011.
Liberal plays at Guymon Friday night at 6:30 with Redskin Pregame at 6:15 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.