Skins Save their Best for Last in Overtime Win
Brock Kappelmann - December 5, 2020 2:33 am
Liberal won their third straight opener Friday night. The Redskins rallied past the Colby Eagles 49-47 in the Colby Community Building.
Liberal came out ready to play in coach Trace Haskell’s first game as head coach. The Skins vaulted to a 10-4 advantage. The Eagles used a 15-4 run to lead 19-14 at the half. The Redskins cut the lead to one at 26-25 and 28-27. Colby led 30-27 at the end of three. AJ Ramirez tied the game at 40-40. The Redskins had the ball and put up three shots with a chance to win the game in the closing seconds of regulation. Malcolm Wiltshire’s lay up gave the Redskins a 43-42 lead with 2:42 to play in overtime. Alex Lopez buried two free throws to make it 45-42. AJ Ramirez jump hook gave LHS a 48-45 lead.
The Redskins won the game despite going 7-15 at the foul line while Colby was 8-11.
Embry Williams scored a career high 15 points and was the Epic Touch Player of the Game. AJ Ramirez and Alex Lopez added nine a piece.
Liberal plays at Holcomb Tuesday at about 7:45 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.