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The Redskins Win Home Opener

Brock Kappelmann - December 10, 2022 6:51 pm

After early season suspensions sidelined several Redskin players in the first two games, the Redskins were closer to the lineup they had hoped to place on the floor at the start of the season Saturday.  Liberal opened their home season with a 74-69 win over Colorado Springs Coronado Saturday evening in the Big House.

The Cougars led 20-19 after one quarter.  The Skins outplayed Coronado in the second half leading 29-22, 35-27, and took a 40-32 lead into the halftime locker room.  The Angry Red began the second half taking leads of 46-32 and 51-37 and led 60-51 after three as foul trouble to LHS post Zayden Martinez crept in.  Liberal led 64-51 early in the fourth and led 66-54.  LHS struggled some to put the game away but did enough to win the home opener.

Coronado was 8-29 from three point range and the Redskins were 3-15.

Izzy Rotolo was the Epic Touch Player of the Game with 14 points and eight rebounds and was seemingly everywhere on defense.  Zayden Martinez led the Redskins offensively with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Brooks Kappelmann scored 13 and nine rebounds.  Isaiah Almeida and Chris Robledo scored nine a piece.  Jalyn Jarboe, who spent many childhood years in Liberal scored 16.

The Redskins are 2-1 and Coronado is 0-6.  The Redskins play at Wichita North Saturday at about 1:45 on 1270 and 92.3.


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