Redskins Pounce on Panthers for Homecoming Win

Brock Kappelmann - February 21, 2021 8:59 am

The Liberal Redskins snapped a three game losing streak with a homecoming win over the Great Bend Panthers Saturday night in the Big House.  Liberal rallied for the 54-50 win for their first season sweep against Great Bend since 2017.

Great Bend led throughout the first half.  The Panthers grabbed a 7-3 lead and led 16-13 after one quarter.  The Redskins clipped the lead to one at 22-21 before the Panthers took a 25-21 lead into halftime.  The Skins took their first lead at 29-28 and led 33-30 before Great Bend went on a 7-0 run to lead 37-33.  Liberal used a 9-2 run to lead 42-39 after three.  Liberal led 44-39 with 6:32 to play.  LHS led 46-41 before a three by Great Bend made it 44-41 with 3:38 to play.  Liberal took a 46-41 lead before Great Bend made it 46-44.  Malcolm Wiltshire’s clutch three pointer with 1:44 to play gave the Redskins at 49-44 lead.

Embry Williams had 17 to lead Liberal.  Wiltshire scored a career high 12 and made key defensive plays in the second half.  Alex Lopez added eight.

Liberal is 6-12 and 2-4 in the WAC.  Great Bend is 4-13 and has lost seven straight.  The Panthers are 1-5 in the WAC.

Liberal hosts Garden City in the Big House Tuesday night at about 7:45 on 1270 and


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