Lady Red Rolls Back to SIT Championship
Brock Kappelmann - January 20, 2023 11:29 pm
For the sixth time in seven years, the Liberal Lady Redskins are in the Salina Invitational Tournament championship game. Liberal topped Salina Central 55-46 Friday night in Mabee Arena at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina. The Lady Redskins with their fifth straights against the Lady Mustangs.
Liberal jumped out to a 16-7 lead after one quarter in front of a maroon clad Salina Central partisan crowd. Liberal trailed briefly 23-21 but led at halftime 25-23. Liberal broke a 29-28 game open with a 7-0 run to lead 36-28 and LHS led 41-34 after three. Liberal built their biggest lead of 55-42 with 1:25 to play.
The Lady Red shot 48 percent and Salina Central shot 44 percent. Liberal was 3-7 from three and 10-15 at the free throw line. Salina Central was 5-18 at the three point line and 11-18 at the foul line. Liberal dominated the glass 27-16. Central committed 19 turnovers and Liberal won despite 16 turnovers.
Keyona Hall was the Epic Touch Player of the Game with 17 points and five rebounds. Hailey Contreras had 13 points. Rylie Hallman had seven points and six rebounds.
Liberal is 9-1 overall and Salina Central is 6-5. Liberal faces Andover Saturday afternoon at 2pm for the SIT championship game at Mabee Arena. The game airs on 1270 and 92.3.