Boys basketball beats Liberal at home


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Sophomore Noah Weimer shoots a free throw during the home game against Colby on Dec. 17.

The Indian basketball team played Liberal at home on Jan. 11. The game got pushed back a day due to winter weather in Kansas.

Late into the first quarter, the Indians had an 8-0 run, which lead the score to 13-5 at the end of the first quarter.

During the second quarter, the Indians managed to keep the scoring gap between four and seven points.

Liberal was able to make the score 24-20 towards the end of the second quarter, but junior Jason Krannawitter hit a three-pointer with just a few seconds left before halftime.

The score was 27-20 in favor of the Indians going into halftime.

During the third quarter the Indians had a 13-1 run, which gave the Indians an 18-point lead going into the fourth quarter.

Liberal had a scoring run of 15-6 to get the score within nine points with three and a half minutes left. The game would be won for the Indians at the free-throw line, as they made six straight shots, which pushed the score gap from 10 to 13, leading to a 57-44 win for the Indians.

Sophomore Jace Linenberger had a career high of 18 points, junior TJ Nunnery had 16 points, which tied his career high before he fouled out, and sophomore Carson Kieffer had 10 points.

The Indians move to 4-2 on the season, and 1-0 in the Western Athletic Conference. They will host Great Bend on Jan. 14 at home.