Lady Indians basketball defeats Garden City, Great Bend


Andrea Tinoco-Ramirez

Junior Jillyan Sheldon attempts to get past the Garden City defender on Friday, Jan. 13.

On Jan. 10, the girls basketball team matched up against the Great Bend Panthers in their first away game after Winter Break. Although they were at a disadvantage by playing away, this did not seem to affect them on the court, as the lady Indians scored 63 points, breaking the previous season’s record. They beat the Panthers, 63-45, with three different players scoring in double figures.

They had an even tougher game on Friday, Jan. 13 against the Garden City Buffalos at home. With good players filling in the Garden City roster, it was tough for the Indians to score points.

“The hardest part about the game was scoring layups because they had some big posts,” sophomore Katie Linenberger said.

With the Hays crowd cheering the girls on, they were able to push through to win the game by a score of 52-43.

“There were a lot of students that showed up to help support the lady Indians, and they were really engaged in the game and in trying to help the team win,” sophomore band member Peter Hyatt said.

The team also placed third in the Colby Orange and Black tournament on Jan. 19-21. They defeated Lamar High School of Colorado in the first round, 56-34. In their second match-up, they came up short against Goodland, losing 57-55. For the third-place game against Beloit, the lady Indians managed to win 56-23, bringing home the bronze medal.