Indians defeat Colby Eagles for second time


Cayden Sanders

Senior center Dalyn Schwarz attempts to make an important free throw against Dodge City on February 5th.

The boys basketball team traveled to Colby to take on the Colby Eagles for the second time in a month.

The first time the Eagles and Indians played was in the championship game of the Orange and Black Classic on Jan. 23. Since the last match-up, the Eagles have been on a downward slope, as they have gone 0-5. The Indians had a better outcome, as they went 4-0 against their scheduled opponents.

The Indians and the Eagles played at the Colby Community building for the second time. In the first quarter, the Indians came out cold for the first couple of offensive drives. Once the Indians figured out the Eagles were playing a 2-3 zone defense, the Indians heated up scoring from the front and back court, scoring contested lay ups, getting fast break points and shooting three-point shots.

The Indians led the Eagles 19-15 going into the second quarter.

Hays High continued to outscore the Eagles in the second half of the quarter to keep the lead 33-29.

Hays High had a better defense in the second half. The Eagles only faired six and five points respectively in the third and fourth quarters. The Indians scored 18 and 22 points in each quarter. The Indians ended up beating the Colby Eagles, 73-40.

Hays High moved to 16-0 on the year and will be on the road to take on state-ranked Abilene on Feb. 16th.