For a second straight game the Hays High Lady Indians played a state ranked team at the Hays City Shootout. For a second straight time the Indians also came out slowly and put themselves in a hole to big to dig out of. Down 16-0 to start the game, Hays could muster just a single point in the first quarter against DeSoto and trailed 19-1. The Indians trailed by 2o at half time and lost by 27 for a second straight night 56-29.
Sophomore Audra Schmeidler led the team in scoring with eight for the now 0-2 Lady Indians who will face TMP in the 7th place game at Hays Middle school at 10:00 am Saturday morning.
The Hays High boys raced out to a 9-2 lead against Newton after being tied at 2 early on, then used a 16-3 run in the second quarter to build a 21 point lead at 33-12. Hays pushed the lead to 22 early in the third quarter, but didn’t score over the next 4:50 and a nine point Newton run cut the lead down to 13 (40-27) entering the fourth quarter.
Hays though responded with a 10-2 run, placing the game out of reach for Newton and went on for the 60-35 victory.
Jordan Windholz led the team scoring 13 and Brady Werth added 12.
For a second straight night the Hays defense held their opponent to just 32% shooting. Hays shot 22 of 48 for 46%. Hays once again limited their turnovers, committing just eight while forcing Newton into 25.
Hays is now 2-0 and will face Garden City in the title game Saturday evening at 7:00. Hays will try to win back to back shoot out titles for just the second time. The Indians last did it in 2003 and 2004.