EDMOND, Okla. – Lanie Page scored 20 points and tied a career-high with nine rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Fort Hays State women to a 70-48 win over Central Oklahoma Thursday night. Their victory coupled with a Washburn loss at Lindenwood locked up a share of the MIAA regular season title for the Tigers (14-1, 15-1 MIAA) and snapped a three-game Hamilton Fieldhouse losing streak.
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The Tigers took control with a 32-13 run during the second and third quarters and led by as many as 19 in the second half.
UCO (15-11, 6-10 MIAA) used a 12-0 run to pull within seven early in the fourth quarter but FHSU outscored the Bronchos 16-2 the rest of the way to seal the victory.
Page went 7-for-15 from the floor including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc and hit both of her free throws. She also dished out two assists and blocked two shots.
Kacey Kennett added 14 points and nine rebounds. Belle Barbieri chipped in with 11 points and 10 boards while Tatyana Legette scored 11 points.
The Tigers can clinch the outright league title with a win at Northeastern State Saturday afternoon.