KILLEEN — From start to finish, the varsity Lady Panthers executed the game plan presented by Liberty Hill Coach Matt Kirschner, boosting them past the Lady Grey Wolves of Shoemaker High School Tuesday.
The Lady Grey Wolves crept back in the game with multiple free throws and aggressive offense. With a little over five minutes to play in the third, a Shoemaker basket cut the Liberty Hill lead to 37-34.
The period was highlighted and capped by a precision sidelines out of bounds play with only four seconds left of which Senior Jessica Green was the beneficiary. Along with 10 points in the period by Bevers, Liberty Hill had a 51-43 lead with one quarter to play.
“We executed great,” Kirschner said of the play. “We ran that sidelines out of bounds play with four seconds left in the third and ran it to perfection. That’s one of those things that we call in practice. I drew it up and made sure we were all on the same page. I told them I would call it off if I have to…but I didn’t have to and it was a great play of us.”
In the final period, Liberty Hill only allowed 10 points and scored 17 of its own to close out the Lady Grey Wolves 68-53.
“We got them out of rhythm and were able to contain the shooters for the most part, especially in the first quarter when we locked down,” Kirschner said. “To win the big games you have to have a lockdown defense.”
Bevers led the Liberty Hill attack with 25 points and three blocks. Green and Floyd each scored in double digits (10) and Potts added nine more.