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Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

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Salina Central outlasts Hays High -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Lehman earns seventh MIAA honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

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Wichita State easily beats weakened Missouri State -2/8/2015, 4:52 PM

FHSU men hold off Hornets -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

TMP's Rhoades third in Phillipsburg -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

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Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

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Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

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Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

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FHSU women advance in MIAA tourney

Published on -3/6/2014, 3:50 PM

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By SAM ROBINSON
Special to The Hays Daily News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Normally reliant on all-MIAA inside performers, the Fort Hays State University women’s basketball team sped away from Missouri Southern during beyond-the-perimeter proficiency.

The No. 4-seeded Lions limited the damage Kate Lehman and Katelyn Edwards could inflict but offered no answer for a supporting cast that shone during key stretches in fifth-seeded Fort Hays’ 78-57 romp in the MIAA Tournament quarterfinals Thursday at Municipal Auditorium.

Down from the opening tip, Southern (19-8) crawled back to a reasonable deficit at multiple junctures, but couldn’t complete a season sweep of Fort Hays when ancillary talents who blend in on scouting reports kept sinking critical 3-pointers.

Both Tera Ingalsbe and Taylor Chandler carried long-range shooting percentages in the mid-20s this season. However, the duo combined to drain 5-of-7 treys for the Tigers — who entered the second round with the MIAA’s 12th-best 3-point connect rate at 29
percent.

“When we have more than just Chelsea (Mason) hitting the 3s, it’s gonna be a good day,” said Ingalsbe, who scored 14 points in just 12 minutes and downed each of her three 3-point tries.

When Southern — slotted 10th in the Central Region, one behind Fort Hays in advance of Sunday’s NCAA Division II Tournament selection show — beat Fort Hays in January in Joplin, Mo. The Tigers connected on just 3-of-12 triples. Their 8-for-19 rate Thursday wasn’t exactly lethal, but the makes helped quell any Lions hopes of completing a season sweep.

The Lions closed to 19-11 just outside of 12 minutes to play in the first period and proceeded to give up four 3s — two from Ingalsbe, who is a 22-percent 3-point shooter, on precise passes in a halfcourt setting — during a 14-4 Tigers run across the next five-plus minutes.

Fort Hays, which led 41-33 at halftime, buried Southern on the strength of its second and final perimeter barrage midway through the second period.

Beth Bohuslavsky (13 points) and Chandler (eight) splashed in back-to-back 3s from the right and left corners, respectively, on consecutive possessions amid an 11-0 run that culminated with the Tigers up 66-44 with 8 minutes, 30 seconds remaining and comfortably en route to the MIAA semifinals for the second straight year.

“That’s not our forte, let’s put it that way,” said Fort Hays coach Tony Hobson, whose team advances to face top-seeded Central Missouri on Saturday. “It’s not like we haven’t had some games where we’ve had some 3s; they were just so timely. It seemed like they’d cut it to 10 or cut it to 12 and then we’d hit a 3. That really takes the heart out of the team when they work so hard to try to chip away and somebody shakes loose and hits a 3.”

Lehman, who banked in hooks on back-to-back possessions against one-on-one defense to put the Tigers’ lead back in double digits early in the second half, factored into the rout in usual fashion, blocking six shots to push her total to a Division II-best 152.

The 6-foot-4 junior, however, received occasional help inside, and the Lions’ three-forward attack struggled throughout after each surpassed 10 points in the teams’ first meeting.

Dominique Mosley’s team-high 13 points came on 3-of-12 shooting, and the Shonte Clay/Sharese Jones athletic interior partnership combined for just 14.

“Basically, their defense really made us uncomfortable offensively. It felt like we were out of sync for 40 minutes. It didn’t feel like anything came easy for us,” said Southern coach Ronda Hubbard, whose team shot just 33 percent to Fort Hays’ 44. “They’re not a team that normally doubles in the post, and that was something that caught us off-guard a little bit.”

Edwards added nine points and 10 rebounds, and Mason added 11 points -- all in the first half.

Back-to-back runners from Mason initially inflated the margin into double figures less than six minutes into the game that almost certainly eliminates Southern. Fort Hays has a chance to avenge a season-ending loss to Central in last year’s semifinal round, an upset it likely needs to pull in order to continue a quest to advance to the NCAA tourney for the first time since 2005. Central Missouri also ended FHSU’s season two years ago.

“The way I’m approaching it is we need to win the whole tournament,” said Hobson, a member of regional committee. “If something happens that we win one more and slip in there, I won’t give it back, but we probably need to win it.”

Central beat Fort Hays 72-51 in December in Warrensburg, Mo., a performance that doubled as the conference scoring leader’s second-lowest output of the season.



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