L&T staff report
The Lady Redskins were competitive for a half against one of the top teams in Class 3A, but Cimarron ran away from the Lady Redskins in the second half, and Liberal lost 66-48.
Cimarron came out on fire, but so did the Lady Redskins.
Both teams were able to convert on offense, but the Lady Blue Jays were able to jump out to a 25-18 lead.
Liberal matched Cimarron in the second quarter, 14-14, and at half Cimarron’s lead was only seven, 39-32.
Liberal started slow in the second half, and the Lady Blue Jays scored the first six points of the third quarter.
Liberal trimmed cut into the 45-32 lead, and by the end of the third, Cimarron had a 54-43 lead.
But the fourth quarter has been tough on the Lady Redskins this season, and Tuesday was no exception. Cimarron outpaced the Lady Redskins 12-5 to coast to the 66-48 win.
Freshman Jada Mickens had a career night, scoring 19 points to lead the Lady Redskins. Jai Chapman added 11, and Carley Shelton and Megan Besecker each added six.
The Lady Redskins (7-10, 2-3) will travel to Great Bend Saturday to face the Class 5A No. 5 Lady Panthers (12-2,4-0).