Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:13
Special to the Leader & Times
The Li’l Skins, a third and fourth grade girls travel team took second place at the MAYB Winter Kickoff Tournament last weekend in Wichita losing in the championship game to the Reno County Storm by one point 16-15.
The Skins went 2-1 in pool play losing their first game to Wichita Sparks by one point and then beating Belle Plain and coming back from a six point deficit in the final minutes to beat the Emporia Sparkle.
Moving on to bracket play Liberal beat the Wichita Thunder and then lost to the Storm in the finals. This was the Li’l Skins first tournament of the season and the first official game for six new players on the team.
The Li’l Skins are coached by Brett Horyna and Dustin and Mindi Ormiston.
The Liberal Lady Red sixth grade girls travel team also competed in the same tournament going 2-3 on the weekend twice losing to the defending tournament champions each time by four points. The Lady Red beat the Garden Plain Slammers and Oklahoma Select team before losing their final game by four to the Wichita Dream Team. Both teams will continue to prepare for their upcoming tournament season beginning in January.