The Fort Hays State Tigers couldn’t hold onto an eight point second half lead on Saturday and drop their second straight game in overtime falling 82-79 to Missouri Western Saturday at the MWU fieldhouse in St. Joseph.
Fort Hays trailed by four at halftime, but put together a 13-0 run to go up eight with 6:31 to play. They had a chance to win in regulation, but a Craig Nicholson three pointer bounced off the back of the rim. Missouri Western took control hitting two consecutive three-pointers in the overtime period to go up by six. Fort Hays would get as close as one but could never grab the lead.
Coach Mark Johnson
Tigers put five in double figures lead by Craig Nicholson who scored a game high 23 points, but only had three assists with six turnovers of FHSU’s 16 turnovers. Dwayne Brunson added 16 points, Tomislav Gabric chipped in with 12 while Carson Konrade and James Fleming both added 10. The loss drops the Tigers to 7-2 overall and 0-2 in the MIAA.