By C.D. DESALVO
No. 5 Tiger Women go 2-0 on the road last week
The fifth-ranked Fort Hays State women dominated on the road last week with a 78-53 win over Pittsburg State on Thursday and a 72-57 victory over Missouri Southern on Saturday. Despite playing their first two games without senior guard Carley Heim (who suffered a knee injury against Nebraska-Kearney), the Tigers were efficient offensively shooting a combined 46% from the field and 40% from behind the three-point line last week with a +1.32 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Tiger women have won six games in a row, have locked up a spot in the MIAA tournament, and have a two-game lead on Lindenwood, who they play this Thursday at Gross Memorial Coliseum.
The Tiger men split their road games last week with a thrilling 77-75 win over Pittsburg State on Thursday and a 72-57 loss in Joplin at Missouri Southern on Saturday. The Tigers followed up a 48% shooting performance against Pittsburg State with a season-low 35% shooting day against Missouri Southern. The Tigers are currently fifth in the MIAA standings with Lindenwood and Lincoln coming up at home this week.
Both games for the Tiger women and men can be heard on Tiger Radio Mix 103.
Hays High boys get two conference wins at home
The Indians played two games at home last week, defeating Great Bend 47-39 on Tuesday and Liberal 59-54 on Friday. Senior Tradgon McCrae scored 29 points total over the two games including seven total steals. Hays improves to 9-7 on the year and 4-2 in conference. They will play at Abilene on Tuesday and you can listen to the game on 96.9 KFIX.
TMP-Marian girls win fifth straight game
The Lady Monarchs stayed at the top of the Mid-Continent League on Friday with a 54-34 win over Phillipsburg in Hays on Friday. Emilee Lane recorded her first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Megan Hamel scored in double figures for the first time in her career with 10. The Lady Monarchs are 12-4, 6-0 at Al Billinger Fieldhouse and 7-0 in the MCL. They take on Great Bend on the road Tuesday. You can listen to the game on 99.5 KHAZ.
The TMP-Marian boys fell to No. 3 Phillipsburg 61-50 Friday night. The Monarchs got to within one at 33-32 in the second half before Phillipsburg built a 17-point lead in the fourth. The Monarchs had three players score in double figures led by Jared Mayers and Ryan Karlin. Mayers also finished with a career-high seven blocks. The Monarchs are 9-8 on the year and 4-3 in the MCL. They take on Great Bend on the road Tuesday. You can listen to the game on 99.5 KHAZ.
The Osborne boys improved to 17-0 on the season with a 67-58 victory against Stockton on the Area Game of the Week on 101.9 The Bull on Friday. 6’4 senior and Fort Hays State football commit Darnell Holloway dominated the floor with 19 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks including this dunk: