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Red Demons End Liberal’s Season

Brock Kappelmann - March 3, 2021 7:09 am

The Dodge City Red Demons and Liberal Redskins got together for postseason boys basketball for the first time since 1978 on Tuesday night in the Dodge City Fieldhouse.  The Red Demons ended the Redskin season 68-52.  Dodge out rebounded the Skins 45-25.  An emotional interim coach Trace Haskell spoke to his six seniors after the game and says his team grew in the “care” department as the season went along.

The Redskins were sluggish from the start as the Red Demons led 11-4 and 11-6 after one quarter.  Dodge led 17-6 before the Redskins climbed back to 19-13 and trailed 28-21 at halftime.  The Skins cut the lead to five at 28-23 and 32-27.  Dodge City then went on a 7-0 run and led Liberal 39-27 with 5:10 to play in the third and never looked back.  Dodge City led by as many as 24 on the way to beating the Redskins for the seventh time in eight meetings.

Liberal finishes 7-14 for their fourth straight losing season.  Dodge City is 12-8.



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