By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Every pass was a challenge for the Lady Redskins against Lawton Friday night in the Conestoga Classic.
The Lady Wolverines were able to force turnovers throughout the game and convert them to points in a 56-31 Lady Redskin loss.
Liberal standout Jai Chapman was shut out in the second half after scoring eight in the first half, and the Lady Redskins had to look inside to Jada Mickens and Carley Shelton to help relieve the pressure from the guards.
“She’s there, she’s there,” Liberal coach Bill Baird said to his guards. But by the time they made the pass, the defense recovered, and too often the attempt to push the ball inside resulted in a turnover.
When the Lady Redskins penetrated the lane, the shots still struggled to go in the basket.
The Lady Redskins recovered from a slow start to get back to within six at half, 24-18, but if the Lady Redskins thought the first half was tough, they found out that the second half was harder.
The Lady Redskins were outscored 17-6 in the third quarter and 15-7 in the fourth while the offense struggled to take shots.
Despite being shut out in the second half, Chapman led the Lady Redskins with eight points. Shelton scored seven, Megan Besecker connected on two three-point shots for six, and Mickens scored five.
The Lady Redskins faced Bartlesville late Saturday. See results in Monday’s Leader&Times.