Indians keep hopes of WAC title alive against Garden City


Cayden Sanders

Senior point guard TJ Nunnery defends the net against Garden City at home on January 22nd.

The Hays High boys basketball team traveled to take on the Garden City Buffaloes on Feb. 19 for the third time this season.

The first match up between the Buffaloes was at home for the Indians in a Western Athletic Conference game that would give the Indians a 4-0 record against conference opponents. The second time these two schools met, the teams were in the Colby Orange and Black Classic in the semi-finals, where Hays High defeated Garden City, which helped propel the Indians to raise the championship trophy.

This match-up between the Indians and the Buffaloes was their second WAC meeting.

In the first quarter, the Indians found their first points from senior point guard TJ Nunnery with a coast-to-coast lay-up. The Indians cruised to a 18-10 lead at the end of the quarter. Before the end of the half, the Indians pushed the lead to 32-22.

At the start of the third quarter, the Indians scored first on their first possession. The Indians never let the Buffs come any closer than 10 points to win 76-44.

The Indians improved to 18-0 and will travel to Dodge City to take on the Red Demons. With a win, the Indians will be sole champions of the WAC.