Ryan opens senior season with 44 for Central Plains

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HOISINGTON, Kan. Central Plains knocked off Hoisington to stretch the win streak 112 games, by the final score of 95-17.

Lady Oiler senior Emily Ryan entered the night ranked No. 9 all-time among Kansas scorers. But it was senior teammate Delaney Rugan scoring the first points of the season 17 seconds into the game. A Rugan offensive board led to Ryan's first points of the night 23 seconds later. Central Plains led 21-0 before Cardinal junior Keeley Wolf put Hoisington on the board.

"It was a good start," said Central Plains coach Pat Stiles. "The girls just shared the ball well. Emily had some really good looks early but she's just so unselfish and shares the ball with her teammates. It's a perfect storm when they share the ball."

Even sharing the ball, Ryan showed why she's the premiere scoring in Kansas. The future Iowa State Cyclone fired in 18 points in the first quarter and had 29 by the half as the Lady Oilers pulled ahead 55-8 by the break.

They slowed little in the second quarter, bumping the lead to 84-11 with a quarter to play. Ryan hit the 40-point mark with 1:51 to play in the third and exited shortly thereafter with 44 points. Senior Addison Crites and sophomore Kassidy Nixon each added 13 points, and freshman Brynna Hammeke added nine points for the Oilers. Wolf scored 14 of Hoisington's 17 points.