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Slow Start Sinks Skins

Brock Kappelmann - January 16, 2021 6:49 am

The Liberal Redskins spotted the Dodge City Red Demons a 21-9 lead after one quarter and 32-12 lead in the second quarter.  The Redskins battled back but lost 76-65 Friday night in the Dodge City Fieldhouse.

After digging the early hole it was 37-25 Demons at the half.  They kept the Skins at arm’s length most of the night leading 53-43 after three.  The closest the Redskins came was 55-49 with 5:50 to play.

Dodge City shot 45 percent and the Redskins shot 39 percent.  Liberal has shot over 40 percent just once this season (44% vs. Scott City).  LHS was 5-22 from three point range and Dodge was 5-14.  Liberal was 20-29 at the foul line while the Red Demons made a killing at the foul line going 29-41.  Yes, 70 free throws in a high school game which was chippy in the second half.

A.J. Ramirez had 18 points and Embry Williams scored 15.

Liberal had dropped four straight and is 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the WAC.  Dodge is 6-3 and 1-0.

Liberal plays at Salina South Thursday night at 7 on 1270 and kscbnews.net.

 

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