BY TRISTAN SASSE
After a seven-game winning streak came to an end on Saturday at Central Oklahoma, the Fort Hays State University women’s basketball team returned home looking to rebound against the Northeastern State RiverHawks. For the second time in seven days, the Tigers defeated the RiverHawks. FHSU ended this time around with a 73-45 victory. With the win, the Tigers improved to 20-5 overall and 13-1 at home.
Fort Hays took a commanding 28-14 lead after the first quarter and extended its lead to 43-23 by halftime. FHSU maintained a steady led throughout the entire second half and led by as many as 31 points before coming away with the decisive 73-45 win.
The Tigers shot 36.9% while dishing out 12 assists compared to just eight turnovers. Fort Hays also had 18 bench points. On the other side, Northeastern State shot 30.4% and had 20 turnovers with only nine assists. The highlight for the RiverHawks was the bench players, who accounted for 27 of their 45 total points.
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Lanie Page led FHSU in her second-highest scoring outing as a Tiger with 19 points and four assists. Tatyana Legette added a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Carly Heim and Whitney Randall each finished with eight points.
For the RiverHawks, Joi Bertrand finished with 10 points and five rebounds. Lauryn Blevins added eight points and seven rebounds, while Cailyn Long also had eight points.
Looking ahead, the Tigers (20-5 overall, 11-5 in MIAA) will host the Central Oklahoma Bronchos (20-5, 11-5). The Bronchos defeated FHSU, 72-70, this past Saturday. Meanwhile, the RiverHawks (9-14, 5-11) will head to Nebraska to take on the UNK Lopers (19-5, 11-5).
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