Turnovers and cold shooting was a bad combination for the Hays High Lady Indians on Tuesday night in Great Bend. Hays committed 26 turnovers and shot just 33% from the floor on a night were the Indians fell behind 7-0 and took 2:20 to score the first points. Great Bend led by 14 after the first basket of the second quarter, but Hays responded with an 11-1 run getting with in two points by half time. Trailing by just three entering the fourth quarter, Hays scored just four points in the fourth quarter the first coming with 1:42 remaining in the game. Great Bend used an 11-0 run to open the final quarter and win 54-40.
Katelyn Schumacher recorded her second career double double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while Kaitlin Gulley added 10 points. Three Great Bend Panthers scored in double figures.
Hays falls to 4-4 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. The Indians have alternated wins and losses in all of their eight games this season. Great Bend improves to 4-3 and 1-1 in conference.
Hays High 40 – Great Bend 48 (Boys)
Cliche rivalry talk states that “you throw out the records.” That was exactly the case as Great Bend now 2-5 on the season put the first blemish on otherwise an undefeated season by Hays High who is 7-1 after a 48-40 loss to Great Bend. Neither team shot particularly well in the game and was tied at six after the first quarter. Hays jumped out to a 13-7 lead at the 5:00 mark of the second quarter. Hays though would go on a 4:30 scoring drought while the Panthers scored fifteen unanswered points to have a 22-15 half time lead. The Indians fell behind by as many as ten early in the third quarter but got within three at the end of the third quarter on one of their three made three pointers. After falling behind by eight points, one minute into the fourth quarter, they Indians rattled off an 8-0 run to tie the game at 34 with 3:30 remaining. Each team went on a 6-0 spurt that tied the game at 40 with 1:25 remaining. Great Bend hit 8 of their final 10 free throws to win the game…the Panthers had made just 7 of their previous 19 attempts.
Hays’ Brady Werth nearly recorded a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 blocks. Great Bend was led by Ethan Henderson with 12 points and 19 rebounds.
The Indians shot just 29% for the game and 3 of 26 on threes. Great Bend out-rebounded Hays 48-29.
Hays falls to 7-1 overall and Great Bend is 2-5. Both teams are 1-1 in conference play.
Hays is at home Friday to play Garden City. Great Bend is on the road Friday at Dodge City.