Indians Split with Colby
Colby Girls 32, Hays 22
The Hays High Lady Indians faced their third state ranked team in four games to open up the season on Thursday night. Hays led Colby 9-2 over midway through the first quarter, but had their lead cut to one (11-10) by a three pointer from Colby at the first quarter buzzer. Hays would score just 11 more points over the next three quarters losing 32-22. Hays scored just one point over a 12 minute stretch of the game in the second and third quarter, falling behind by nine and couldn’t recover. Haileigh Shull led Colby with a game high 13 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Indians were led by Haley Wells with 8. Hays drops to 0-4, Colby improves to 2-2.
Kirk Maska Postgame Interview
Hays High Boys 86, Colby 50
The fourth ranked Hays High Indians came out early and mashed the gas pedal early against Colby and never let up. Hays scored the first 11 points of the game before a 3 pointer from Colby came almost halfway through the first quarter. Hays built their lead as high as 16 in the first quarter before taking a 24-13 lead after the first eight minutes.
The Indians lead was cut to nine a little over 2:00 minutes in the second, when Hays went on a 15-2, seizing control of the game and the outcome was never in doubt. Hays led 47-23 at half time and moved to 4-0 with an 86-50 lead.
Hays shot 56% in their high scoring game of the young season. The Indians were 7 of 12 beyond the arc while turning the ball over just seven times. Colby did shoot 46% but turned the ball over 27 times and made just 3 of 14 three’s. Colby drops to 0-4 on the year with all their games so far coming in Hays.
Brady Werth led Hays with 25 points and 6 blocks. It is Werth’s sixth game with 20 plus points and now has over 500 in his career. Jordan Windholz scored a career high 21 and Isaiah Nunnery scored in double figures for the first time, the sophomore posted 10 in the win. Clayton Riedel led the team with seven rebounds.
Both Hays teams go on the road for the first time this season when they head to Junction City on Tuesday. The Blue Jays face two more WAC teams Friday and Saturday playing Great Bend and Dodge City.
Rick Keltner Postgame Interview