Boys basketball clinches victory of league rivals


Jacie Robinson

Senior Ethan Nunnery looks past Great Bend defender for a pass to the paint.

The Indians and Panthers both started off slow on offense, but the Indians would find their rhythm first hitting four threes and pushing their lead to nine. The Panthers would cut that lead down to six with the Indians leading 17-11 at the end of the quarter.

Hays would push their lead to 11 in the second quarter with a score of 26 to 15. Great Bend pulled their way right back, only trailing by one at the end of the first half.

The Panthers started the second half strong as the Indians struggled to hold their lead, but by the end of the third quarter, the Panthers would lead the Indians with a score of 46-40.

The Indians would fight their way back to a one-point lead early in the fourth quarter going on an 11-point run. The Panthers and the Indians battled back and forth for the whole fourth quarter with five lead changes, but with the Indians pulling through in the end with a 66-60 win over WAC rivals the Great Bend Panthers.

The Indians next action will be at 7:30 p.m. at Garden City High School on Jan 12.