The script seemed to be the same for the Hays High Lady Indians from Friday night versus Garden City to their Tuesday game against Dodge City. Good first quarter, followed by a cold shooting second and third quarter leading to a loss. Only this time the Indians fought back and won.
Hays High led several time in the first quarter and trailed by just two points three minutes into the second quarter. Dodge City went on a 9-4 run to end the first half when it took the Indians six minutes to score their first field goal in the second quarter.
Hays then trailed by ten at 31-21 with 5:30 remaining in the third. And that is when the Indian comeback began. Four consecutive field goals from Katelyn Schumacher cut the Red Demon lead to two and Janae Gagnon tied the game at 31 with ten second remaining in the third quarter. Hays pushed the run to 14-0 over the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and lead 35-31. Dodge City fought back though hitting three pointers to tie the score at 37 and at 42 after Taylor Herman hit both ends of a one and one with :30 remaining.
Hays got the ball with :18 seconds remaining and got two quick shots off before Dodge City tipped a rebound out of bounds. Schumacher in-bounded to Herman getting the ball right back to Schumacher who scored with less than three seconds remaining.
Dodge City’s timeout came with just .6 remaining on the clock and got a full court heave off that landed well left.
Schumacher scored a career high 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in her third double-double of the season. Dodge City’s Ciera Lampe scored 18 including four three pointers.
Hays shot 17 of 50 from the field and 0 of 5 on threes. Dodge City was 15 of 41 and made 5 of 17 threes. The Indians made 10 of 12 free throws while the Red Demons made 6 of 12.
Hays out-rebounded Dodge City 41 to 19.
The Hays High girls are 5-5 on the season and 2-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. Dodge City is 2-6 and 0-3 in the WAC.
Hays is off until next Thursday when they will play in the Mid-America Classic in McPherson.
The #9 Hays High boys are on the road Thursday for the first round of the Colby Orange and Black Classic to take on Burlington, Colorado at 3:00 in Colby High School.