By GERARD WELLBROCK
HAYS, Kan. – Nebraska-Kearney hit 11 3-pointers and shot 55-percent from the floor and beat the Fort Hays State women 78-64 Saturday afternoon to snap a 14-game losing streak to FHSU and a six-game Gross Coliseum losing streak.
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After a back and forth first quarter which saw five ties and six lead changes, UNK (12-3, 4-3 MIAA) went on a 9-0 run early in the second quarter to build the lead to 11 at halftime. A 12-2 run spanning the second and third quarters pushed the lead to 17.
The Tigers (12-4, 3-4 MIAA) closed the cap to seven with 1:32 to play after an 11-1 run but the Lopers responded with an 11-2 run to put the game away.
Tatyane Legett scored 16 of her team-high 20 points in the second half. Carly Heim added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
McKenzie Brown scored a career-high 29 to lead UNK. Brown hit 10 of her 15 shots including 6-for-6 from beyond the arc.