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May 26th, 2020

elijahdriveLiberal’s Elijah McCarter attacks the baseline against Cimarron Tuesday. Liberal snapped a three-game losing streak with a 54-40 win. L&T photo/Earl WattBy EARL WATT

Leader & Times

CIMARRON — Nine Redskins scored against Cimarron Tuesday, and Liberal snapped a three-game losing streak with a 54-40 win.

Embry Williams led the Redskins with 10 points including two threes in the second quarter.

AJ Ramirez, Malcolm Wiltshire and Alex Lopez eachs cored four points in the first quarter to give the Redskins a 12-6 lead.

Williams scored eight points in the second quarter and Alex Lopez knocked down a three to go along with another bucket from Ramirez, and the Redskins had a 25-16 halftime lead.

Hunter Hatcher and Ramirez each knocked down a three in the third quarter, and Liberal needed them both after Cimarron started to cut into the Redskin advantage. Midway through the quarter, the Blue Jays had Liberal’s lead down to six before Ramirez hit his three, and Hyde added a basket to push the lead to 11.

But the Blue Jays connected on a three at the end of the period to cut Liberal’s lead to eight, 43-35.

The Redskins started the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run, and after Cimarron’s final push cut the lead to nine, the Redskins hit free throws late to secure the 54-40 win.

“It was a good win,” Liberal coach Ryan Petty said. “We needed a win desperately. We led from start to finish. The guys came out ready to play. In the previous three games I don’t think we scored in the first three minutes. They ran man, we executed, AJ got us off to a great start, and we did enough to win the game.”

Liberal moved to 8-10 with the win and will face off against Great Bend (14-4) Saturday.

The Redskins will complete the regular season at Garden City Tuesday.

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