Mullens Lifts Liberal to Win at Hugoton
Brock Kappelmann - January 26, 2019 7:35 am
Machia Mullens scored a career high 25 points as the Liberal Lady Redskins defeated the Hugoton Lady Eagles 52-31 in Hugoton Friday night. LHS all state point guard Katie Horyna only played a couple of minutes due to an ankle injury from the Salina Invitational. So Mullens stepped up big for the Lady Red.
Liberal led 13-8 after one quarter. LHS led 27-13 at the half and 44-19 after three quarters. Liberal led 52-23 with a little over three minutes to play and did not score again.
Mullens scored 25 in the win while Whitney Hay had nine. Reagan Watt had seven points and seven rebounds. Hugoton’s Jordyn Beard had 12 in the loss.
Liberal is 12-0 for the first time since 1976. Hugoton, who has been to state five straight years, is going through a rebuilding year and is 4-7. This was Liberal’s first win in Hugoton since 2000. LHS plays at Great Bend on Friday night at 6 with Redskin Pre-game at 5:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.