May 26, 2024

Hays sweeps Red Demon basketball teams

Dodge City, KS(westernkansasnews.com) Both Hays teams came in to Dodge City Friday night and swept the Red Demons. The Dodge City girls fell 50-47 in overtime and Hays handled the boys 83-63.

Girls

Kisa Unruh banked in a three from 23 feet out with 4 seconds left to tie the game and force overtime. Hays would outscore Dodge City 7-4 in the extra period to win the game.

The Lady Indians(10-5, 4-0) scored 22 points off 24 Dodge City turnovers. The Lady Red Demons out rebounded Hays 42-29 including 14 offensive rebounds, but only scored 8 second chance points. Hays was 20-54 from the field for 37 percent, including 5-20 from three. Dodge City(8-6, 2-2) was 18-49 from the field for 36.7 percent and 7-24 from three.

Brooke Denning led the way for Hays with 17 point on 6-8 shooting off the bench. Tashiah Nunnery also had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Chidera  led the way for Dodge City with a double-double, 15 points and 13 rebounds. Kisa Unruh chipped in as well with 12 points and 5 rebounds.

Boys

Hays jumped out to a 30-12 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against Dodge City. The Indians led 48-24 at halftime and by as much as 27 in the third quarter.

Tempers flared late as Dodge City(7-7, 2-2) Coach Tony Starnes was given a technical and technical s were called Noah Sowers and Tragdon McCrae following a scrum.

Hays(10-5, 4-0) shot 30-64 from the field for 47 percent, 12-32 from three and 11-12 at the free throw line. The Red Demons struggled shooting 22-74 for 30 percent, 9-33 from three and 10-25 from the free throw line.

Cole Murphy led the way for Hays with 27 points, including 7-14 from three. Ethan Nunnery had 22 points 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Tragdon McCrae had 17 points and 6 assists.

Hunter Heath had another double-double for Dodge City with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but was just 6-18 from the field. Kaden Riekenberg had 12 points and Noah Sowers had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

Dodge City is back in action Tuesday night at Ulysses. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Z-98 and westernkansasnews.com and Z-98.