Great Bends snaps losing streak with win over Hays

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The Great Bend Lady Panthers snapped a four game loosing streak by defeating the Hays Lady Indians 35 to 20.

Great Bend Lady Panther #24 Halle Latham drives the baseline to the basket. The Great Bend Lady Panthers hosted the Hays Lady Indians in a Western Athletic Conference game at the Panther Field House in Great Bend, Kansas on February 11, 2020. (Photo: Joey Bahr,

Both teams met in Hays almost a month ago on January 14th. That night Hays eked out a one point victory.

Great Bend started the game with a three pointer from Alyssa Herter. They would add six more points in the quarter to take a 9 to 6 lead.

Hays' Carly Lang would score the only basket for the team in the second quarter. Great Bend put up ten points in the quarter.

The Lady Panthers took a 19 to 8 lead into halftime.

Tashiah Nunnery and Carly Lang combined for eight points in the third quarter. Great Bend kept the lead going with a team total of 12 points.

Both teams would only score four points in the fourth quarter.

Great Bend took the win with a final of 35 to 20.

"Our girls came out and played really tough tonight ," said Great Bend Head Coach Carrie Minton. "We had a really heartbreaking loss at their place after Christmas break.

"We weren't sure what to expect out of them on defense tonight. Our goal was to hit open shots. We passed the ball really well and took advantage when we had an open look."

Great Bend scored evenly. Candice Smith had the most points with eight. Three players, Alyssa Herter, Jenna Mauler, and Sydney Unruh, each scored five. Every Great Bend player that touched the floor scored at least two points.

Carly Lang scored the most for Hays with eight points.

Great Bend's record improves to 5 and 12. Hays drops to 4 and 12.