TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Kacey Kennett scored 23 points, Lanie Page added 20 and fourth-ranked Fort Hays State rolled to a 90-66 win over Northeastern State Saturday afternoon at the NSU Event Center to wrap up the outright MIAA regular season title. The Tigers (25-1, 16-1 MIAA) have won 10 straight and have two wins streaks of 10 or more games in the same season for only the second time in program history.
Tony Hobson Postgame Interview
Page got the Tigers off to a good start hitting three of her four 3-pointers in the first half. She scored the Tigers first 10 points as they built an 11-point first quarter lead. A Tatyana Legette layup and Hailey Walker three pushed the lead to 14 early in the second quarter.
NSU (6-10, 3-14 MIAA) responded with a 16-8 run to pull with eight but Kacey Kennett scored late in the quarter to push the lead to nine. Page hit a three and Legette scored on a layup to bookend a 13-3 third quarter run which pushed their lead to 17.
FHSU then scored 11 unanswered in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 29.
Legette scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half. Belle Barbieri had her second straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Walker added 10.
The Tigers shot 54-percent in the game including 9-of-20 from beyond the arc and were 11-of-13 from the free throw line.
The RiverHawks shot 47-percent and were 11-for-21 from beyond the arc. They were led by Cenia Hayes’ 16 points.