Liberal Girls Win Third Straight Salina Title
Brock Kappelmann - January 25, 2020 7:53 pm
Two years ago, the Liberal girls program won their first mid season tournament title since 1987. Since then, the Lady Red have adorned their trophy case with three straight Salina Invitational Tournament championships. Liberal ran away from fourth ranked Salina Central 61-40 Saturday night at Mabee Arena in Salina. Salina Central’s only previous loss came at sixth ranked Derby by two at the buzzer.
Liberal led 10-9 after one quarter and led 25-13, 28-17 before leading 30-19 at halftime. Aubrey Warden paced LHS with 12 first half points . The Lady Redskins clamped down on the Lady Mustangs in the second half out scoring Central 17-4 to begin the quarter for a 47-21 lead. Liberal led 47-23 at the end of three. Liberal led by as many as 27 at 53-26. Liberal led by 26 at 55-29 and 57-31.
Liberal shot 44 percent from the field.
Machia Mullens had 18 points and seven rebounds. Aubrey Warden had 16 points and six rebounds. Katie Horyna had 11 points and six rebounds. Mullens had four assists. Ashley Carrillo had seven assists.
Mullens was named tournament MVP. Warden and Horyna were also named all tournament.
Liberal is 12-0 and Salina Central is 9-2. Liberal plays at Hugoton Friday night at 6:30 with Redskin Pregame at 6:15 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.