Liberal Girls Win 6th Straight SIT Opener
Brock Kappelmann - January 20, 2022 8:53 pm
The Liberal Lady Redskins have made a habit out of winning basketball games in Salina. That trend continued Thursday night at Liberal won a road game 46-22 at Salina South for their sixth straight Salina Invitational Tournament opening win.
Both teams struggled to score in the first half as Liberal led 12-8 after one quarter and led 19-12 at halftime. The Lady Red blew the game open in the third quarter out scoring the Lady Cougars 15-5 to lead 34-17 after three. Liberal led 45-17 meaning they were on a 26-3 and forcing the Lady Cougars to 28 turnovers. Liberal overcame a cold shooting night at 33 percent.
Ashley Carrillo, the MVP of the SIT last year, scored 13. Bree Horyna had 10 points, six rebound, and eight streals. Elle Hatcher pulled down nine rebounds.
Liberal is 8-1 overall and Salina South is 2-8. It’s Liberal’s fifth straight win over Salina South. The Lady Redskins play Andover Friday at 3 at Mabee Arena at Kansas Wesleyan. Redskin Pre-game at 2:45 on 1270, 92.3, and The KSCB and The Legend App. Andover beat Buhler 50-18.