LIBERAL, Mo. — Riding a big second half, Liberal defeated Thomas Jefferson 51-31 in girls basketball action on Tuesday night.
Up one at the break, the Bulldogs limited the Cavaliers to seven points in the second half.
The Cavaliers led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter and the Bulldogs were clinging to a 25-24 lead at halftime.
Liberal outscored TJ 14-2 in the third period to take the lead for good.
The Bulldogs won the fourth quarter 12-5.
Three players scored in double figures for Liberal, as Abby Barton and Taylor Swarnes scored 13 points apiece and Bailey Couch had 10.
Gabbi Hiebert scored 10 points to lead Thomas Jefferson and Lannah Grigg added nine. Sarah Mueller and Nico Carlson chipped in four points apiece.
Liberal (2-0) is at Baxter Springs (Kan.) on Thursday.
Thomas Jefferson (2-1) travels to Everton on Dec. 6.