Hays Finds Answer Inside Against Lady Skins
KSCB News - January 5, 2013 7:36 am
Hays went inside early and often in an easy 50-36 win over Liberal Friday night in the Big House. Hays shot 20 more free throws than Liberal going 16-27 at the foul line while Liberal was 1-7. Hays forward Katelyn Schumacher led the Lady Indians (4-3, 1-0) with 17.
Hays did not use their normal starters to begin the game because they missed a practice allowing Liberal to hang tight early. It was 11-11 after one quarter but HHS led 25-14 at halftime and 40-20 after three quarters. The Lady Indians, last year’s WAC champs, used a 19-1 run in the second and third quarters.
Liberal’s Jai Chapman scored 15 but was 0-5 at the free throw line. Megan Besecker heated up late making four three pointers for 12 points and actually helped carve the Hays lead down to 10 twice in the fourth quarter.
Liberal has lost 15 consecutive WAC games. The Lady Skins have lost seven straight games to Hays. Liberal is 3-5 overall and 0-1 in the WAC. They host WAC favorite Garden City (6-1, 2-0) Tuesday at 6 p.m. on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.