Top seeded Liberal girls fall in 6A quarterfinals

WICHITA, Kan. A tough time for the first loss of the season, and the magical Liberal girls unbeaten run comes to an end in the 6A State Quarterfinals. Olathe Northwest advances with a 57-46 win, in a 8-1 upset at CHarles Koch Arena Thursday.

Liberal, who at one point in the 3rd quarter trailed by 16, made a furious rally to get it back within 4. But that's as close as the Redskins could get it late as the Ravens controlled the clock and hit their free throws to seal it.

We saw some herculean scoring efforts from a young lady on each side. For Liberal, Machia Mullens scored 29 points to go with 17 rebounds and a couple blocks. Sarah Gueldner let the way for Olathe NW, scoring 31 points, including 5-9 from 3-point range.