Boys basketball adds three wins to their record


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Sophomore Noah Weimer dribbles the ball during the home game against Great Bend on Jan. 14.

The Indians started their week of three games on Feb. 14 against Liberal and won 67-56. They were able to take the lead early and Liberal never had a chance of catching up.

They started the second quarter with a 16-point lead but ended the quarter only ahead by eight. Going into halftime, the score was 32-19 in favor of the Indians.

In the fourth quarter, the Indians were at the free throw line 18 times and made 13 of those shots.

Sophomore Carson Kieffer had a career high of 17 points, junior Dalyn Schwarz had 15 points and junior Jason Krannawitter had 10 points.

They move to 10-6 on the season and are 5-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

On Feb. 18, the Indians took on Abilene and won 56-46. By the end of the first quarter, Hays was ahead 12-11, and they never looked back.

Hays had the lead for the most second quarter and went into halftime 25-20.

In the second half, Abilene used two 7-0 runs that tied the score at 29 and then again at 38. The Indians then used a 12-3 run to regain the lead and continue their way to a win.

Sophomore Jace Linenberger had 12 points, Krannawitter scored 11 and senior Dylan Ruder had 10.

Hays moved to 11-6 on the year.

For the last of their three games. the Indians took on Garden City at home and won in overtime 59-50.

The whole first half of the game, the Indians had the lead by at least four points, but with 30 seconds left in the second quarter, the Indians had a game high lead by 10 points.

An early third quarter 15-2 run for the Buffaloes put Hays behind by 10 with 2:30 left in the third quarter.

About halfway through the fourth quarter, the lead started changing hands, and the Buffaloes led by three with 6.6 seconds left.

Krannawitter then made a three pointer that sent the game into overtime, and the Indians then outscored the Buffaloes 10-1 in the overtime period.

Junior TJ Nunnery lead his team with 16, both Krannawitter and Schwarz had 11.

The Indians are now 12-6 on the season and are 6-1 in the Western Athletic Conference, and they will host Dodge City on Feb. 25 for Senior Night.