Girls basketball falls to Great Bend Panthers


Emily George

Senior Talyn Kleweno dribbles around a screen set by senior Maddie Keller during the game against the Great Bend Panthers during the Hays City Shootout in December. The Indians fell to the Great Bend Panthers on Jan. 10.

The Lady Indian basketball team traveled to Great Bend on Jan. 10 looking for a its first WAC win over the Lady Panthers after losing to the Liberal Redskins making its WAC record (0-1). The Lady Indians weren’t able to come up with a WAC win, losing 54-41, making its WAC record now (0-2).

The Indians struggled the first quarter with shots just not falling. The Panthers were up 15-4 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter started out good for the Indians, scoring on consecutive possessions, but it just wasn’t enough when the Panthers were doing just the same. The Indians trailed at the end of the half 26-18.

Fresh out of half-time, the Indians came out to fight hard and cut the Panthers lead down to six, the smallest lead of the game. The Panthers answered with and 8-0 run and were able to build their lead to the highest it had been in the game, 15 points, and end off the third quarter 39-24. The Indians lost to the Panthers 54-41.

The Lady Indians will play the Garden City Buffalos on Jan. 13 at home in another WAC game.