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Wednesday
February 26th, 2020

machiashotfoulnocallMachia Mullens has her arm pulled while trying to take a shot by Newton’s Keila Gillispie Monday in Newton. Mullens scored 12 points in a 43-20 win for the No. 2 Lady Redskins. L&T photo/Earl WattBy EARL WATT

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NEWTON — As teams try to run zone on the Lady Redskins, Liberal is starting to find ways to score against it, and Monday’s 43-20 win over  Newton was another example of facing a zone with success.

The Lady Railers slowed down the tempo on offense, and after the Lady Redskins stopped pushing for instant scores, Liberal started to run offense and push the ball in the lane while knocking down four threes.

Audrey Gilmore connected on two open shots from outside in the first quarter to help Liberal build a 12-6 lead.

Newton connected on a three in the second quarter, but the Lady Redskins ended the half on an 8-0 run to take a 22-9 lead.

Newton started the second half with a basket, but the Lady Redskins answered with nine straight to take a 31-11 lead.

By the end of the third quarter, Liberal led 37-16.

With Liberal also playing Guymon Tuesday, Coach Carter Kruger made substitutions in the fourth quarter to have fresh legs for back-to-back games.

The Lady Redskins continued to slow down Newton and cruised to the 43-20 win.

Liberals’ shooting was improved including an 11-for-13 performance at the free throw line.

“Our start was the key,” Kruger said. “We came out with a lot of energy and intensity. We got inside out and knocked shots down.”

Ashley Carrillo and Machia Mullens led the Lady Redskins with 12 points each.

Liberal will travel to Guymon tonight to face the Lady Tigers at 6 p.m.

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