It was the second half when the Mexico varsity girls basketball team made its mark against Liberty-Wentzville at home on Wednesday.

That was no small feat an instead took 16 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals by Raigan Playter as the Lady Bulldogs were able to take a 18-6 scoring advantage in the third quarter and turn it into a 67-54 non-league victory over Liberty-Wentzville.

"I thought we did a good job hitting the offensive boards getting several chances for put backs," said coach Ed Costley. "Raigan Playter was able to get back in a groove as she has been struggling finding her range. Taylor Sherrow played a balanced game and most important was controlling the flow of game when she stepped in at the point position."

The Lady Bulldogs had several other individual who stepped up to play hero roles in this contest, one of which was Logan Blevins, who went 5-for-9 from the floor and 5-for-8 from the free throw line to score 15 for the game, and Reghan Smith added 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals. Taylor Sherrow also had 10 points, three assists and two boards, Adria Costley gave an eight-point performance with seven rebounds and five steals and Aaryn Sampo scored four.

For the contest the Lady Bulldogs connected on 21-of-48 field goals, including 3-of-11 three-pointers, and went 22-of-32 from the charity stripe. The team also was able to racked up 29 rebounds, 17 assists and 11 steals.

Mexico, 10-9 overall, is at Highland on Friday.