With an away playoff game on the horizon, Friday was a good time to end a dreadful streak. Great Bend entered Friday’s rival game against Hays riding a 17-game road losing skid. All that comes to an end as the Lady Panthers led most of the way and prevailed 46-40.
The move to the boys’ side has been a good one for Alex Hutchins. The Hays High coach took last year’s team to the final four before the season was interrupted by a pandemic last March. Friday night, his top-ranked Indians defeated Great Bend 50-32 to cap the school’s first perfect regular season since 2013-14.
Only one team has managed to beat Hesston this season. After an overtime win against the Swathers, Lyons set its sights on No. 7 Hoisington Friday night in another premiere Central Kansas League battle.