Lady Indians leave Abilene with a win

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Junior Re Green goes up for a shot during the Indian's game against Abilene on Feb. 27.

On Feb. 27, the lady Indians traveled to Abilene to rematch the Cowboys and won 37-34.

Hays started out with a six-point lead to start the game, but when the third quarter began, the Cowboys found a little momentum and picked up a five-point lead.

During the final 5:30 of the game, the Indians held the Cowboys scoreless and ended up ahead by one.

Junior Brooklyn Schaffer ended up at the free throw line with just under a minute left and made both of her shots, which pushed the Indians’ lead to three.

The Cowboys had two three-point shots within the final 20 seconds in hopes of sending the game into overtime, but both attempts were unsuccessful.

Senior Tasiah Nunnery had 13 points, and sophomore Aleyia Ruder had her career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

They are now 6-13 on the year and will play their last Western Athletic Conference games on Feb. 28, which is also Senior Night.

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