HAYS, Kan. – Tatyana Legette scored 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, Kacey Kennett added 15 points to lead Fort Hays State to a hard fought 62-53 win over Nebraska-Kearney in front of 2,213 Tuesday at Gross Coliseum.
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The ninth-ranked Tigers (7-0, 1-0 MIAA) raced out to an early seven-point lead only to see UNK (3-4, 0-1 MIAA) rally to take a couple of one point leads. FHSU responded with an 18-4 run to push their lead to 14 late in the second quarter.
The Lopers got as close as two late in the third and early in the fourth quarter but a 12-2 Tiger run pushed the lead to 12 and sealed the win.
FHSU shot 36-percent from the floor and hit on only three of their 17 three-point attempts and were 0-for-7 from beyond the arc in the second half but went 23-of-29 from the foul line.
Sophomore Kelsey Sanger scored 21, one off her career high, to lead the Lopers.