Indians Boys To Title Game, Girls Play in AM

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.