Lady Redskins March Past Manhattan for Third Straight Trip to State
Brock Kappelmann - March 7, 2020 7:37 am
The Lady Redskins were dominant in front of a big crowd in the Big House. Liberal’s girls will be part of an 8 team state tournament for a third consecutive year after their 53-33 win over the Manhattan Lady Indians Friday night in the Big House.
Liberal led 15-5 after one quarter and led 17-5 and 20-7 in the second quarter before a 26-15 lead at halftime despite Aubrey Warden having three fouls and Machia Mullens with two fouls in the first half. Liberal led 44-23 after three and took a pair of 22 point leads in the fourth quarter at 47-25 and 49-27.
Machia Mullens led Liberal with 15. Katie Horyna went over the 1,000 point mark for her career with 14 points in the win. She also had four assists. Aubrey Warden added nine.
Liberal took advantage at the foul line going 17-21 while Manhattan was 2-8. The Lady Indians were 1-8 from three point range. Liberal was 6-15 from three point land but made five of those in a decisive first half.
Liberal is 22-0 for a second straight year and Manhattan finishes 11-11. The Lady Red makes state for a third consecutive year. They haven’t done that since 1990, 1991, and 1992. The Lady Redskins will play Olathe South Wednesday at Koch Arena at Wichita State. The game will air on 1270 and kscbnews.net.