HAYS, Kan. – Devin Davis scored a career-high 18 points and Brady Werth recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Fort Hays State couldn’t recover from a slow start in a 73-67 home loss to Lindenwood Thursday.
The Lions (12-14, 5-9 MIAA) raced out to an early 12-point first half lead and would never trail again. The Tigers (14-9, 8-6 MIAA) answered with a 13-2 run and pulled within one on a Brady Werth three-point play with 2:33 left in the half. Lindenwood closed out the half on a 7-2 run and led 37-31 at the break.
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FHSU closed the gap to two early in the second half but could never get any closer. A Devin Davis three-point play had the Tigers within three at 51-48 with 9:33 left but a 10-4 Lindenwood run pushed the lead to nine at the 5:28 mark. The closest the Tigers would get the rest of the way was five as they lost at home for only the second time this season.
Chandler Diekvoss led Lindenwood with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Diego Womack added 16 points and nine boards while the MIAA’s leading scorer, Brad Newman was held to 12, nine below his season average.