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Turnovers Costly for Lady Redskins in SIT Setback

Brock Kappelmann - January 21, 2022 6:47 pm

The Liberal Lady Redskins will not win a fifth straight Salina Invitational Tournament championship.  Liberal lost their SIT semifinal 37-31 to Andover Friday afternoon at Mabee Arena in Salina.  Liberal was uncharacteristically sloppy committing 30 turnovers in the loss.

Liberal was weighted by foul trouble throughout the afternoon.  Bree Horyna picked up three first half fouls and Ashley Carrillo had two first half fouls and fouled out of the game.

Andover led 9-8 after one quarter and led 14-13 at halftime.  Liberal finally limped ahead to a 20-19 lead right before the end of the third quarter.  But one of their handful of turnovers leading to Andover lay ups gave the Lady Trojans a 21-20 lead after three.  Andover led 29-22 with 4:00 to play.  It was 29-24 with 2:52 remaining.

Both defenses forced many turnovers as Liberal committed 30 turnovers but forced Andover into 29.  Liberal had a rough shooting game and was 1-13 from three point range.  Liberal shot 33 percent from the field.

Keyona Hall led Liberal with 15 points and five rebounds.  LHS had won five straight SIT semifinal games. Liberal is 8-2 overall and Andover is 6-5.  Liberal faces the loser of Salina Central or Concordia Saturday at 2 at Mabee Arena on 1270, 92.3, and the KSCB and The Legend App.


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