Hays High continued their four game Western Athletic Conference home stand as they hosted Great Bend on Tuesday.
#10 Hays 60 – Great Bend 29
Jaycee Dale hit a three from the right corner on the first possession to set an early tone in the game for the Indians. Hays scored the first six points of the game, pushed their lead to ten after the first quarter and lead by 21 at halftime 38-17. The most three pointers Hays had hit in a single game this season was seven. The Indians made six in the first half alone against the Panthers. Dale and Savannah Schneider were both to double figures by halftime with Dale at 13 and Schneider scoring 12.
Hays held Great Bend to just 12 second half points as the Indians roll to a 60-29 victory. Savannah Schneider scored a game high 16, Jaycee Dale adds 13 and Brooke Denning put in 11.
Coach Alex Hutchins
Hays improves to 11-4 on the year and 4-1 in the WAC. Great Bend falls to 1-15 and 0-5. The Indians will host the #2 team in 6A and conference leading Liberal on Friday.
Hays 47 – Great Bend 39
Each team used a first half run to take their big leads of the first two quarters. An 8-0 Great Bend run in the first quarter gave the Panthers a 8-3 advantage. The Indians trailed by six in the first then cut the lead down to 13-11 as Cade Swayne hit a buzzer beating put back. Those two points were combined with nine more to start the second quarter and that 11-0 run gave Hays a 20-13 edge. Neither team did much scoring for final five minutes of the second quarter and Hays led 22-17 at halftime.
Hays never trailed in the second half but the final margin didn’t come easily. Great Bend cut the Hays advantage down to two points twice in the third quarter. Both times the Indians answered with a three pointer once from Braiden Meyers and the second time from TJ Nunnery. The Panthers chopped down a double digit lead for the Indians twice to get within six points but Hays made each of their final four free throws to win 47-39.
Coach Rick Keltner
Tradon McCrae led the Indians with 15 points. TN Nunnery scored 10 in the victory. Hays improves to 8-7 on the season and 3-2 in conference play. Great Bend drops to 5-11 and 2-3.
Hays hosts Liberal on Friday.