Late Stand Lifts Liberal
Brock Kappelmann - January 22, 2021 10:12 pm
Concordia had the ball down one with 14 seconds left. The Panthers gave the ball to their leading scorer Wyatt Trost. The Redskins did not allow a shot. The ball deflected to the floor with bodies diving on it as time expired. The Redskins won 43-42. It must have been an exasperating moment for the Redskin bench as they left Salina South High School with their first win since December 11. The win snaps a five game losing streak.
The game was tied 8-8 after one quarter. The Redskins led 18-17 at halftime. Liberal led by four at 28-24 in the third and led 30-27 after three. The Skins took their biggest lead of seven 34-27. The Redskins foul trouble allowed the Panthers to claw back in the game at the foul line. Concordia tied the game 38-38 with 3:44 to go. Concordia took a 42-38 lead before Embry Williams buried a step back three with 40 seconds left to make it 42-41 Concordia. Hunter Huskey deflected a Concordia pass which was scooped up by Embry Willams who was fouled. Embry sank two clutch free throws with 27.9 seconds left to lead 43-42. Liberal got a stop but missed the front end of a one in one. Concordia had the ball down one with 14 seconds left.
Embry Williams had 11. A.J. Ramirez had 10. Izzy Garcia-Rotolo added nine.
The Redskins are 3-7 and Concordia is 4-4. Liberal plays Buhler for third Saturday at 3 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.