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Wichita State's Wessel, Carter chosen for MVC's Most-Improved Team -3/5/2015, 10:57 AM

TV analyst Mark Adams loves the MVC -3/5/2015, 10:57 AM

Bills get their workhorse back in LeSean McCoy -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Perry Ellis will miss regular season finale -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Kansas rallies, wins Big 12 outright -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Wildcats have shot at tourney? -3/4/2015, 11:51 AM

Lehman, Hobson collect MIAA honors -3/4/2015, 1:44 PM

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Season ends for FHSU men -3/3/2015, 10:20 AM

Claflin great Jackie Stiles inducted into NFHS Hall of Fame -3/3/2015, 10:19 AM

KU's Big 12 streak one for the ages -3/3/2015, 10:10 AM

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Minnie Minoso's love of baseball never waned -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

FHSU wrestling sending four to nationals -3/2/2015, 10:28 AM

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No. 8 Kansas holds on to defeat Texas, 69-64 -3/1/2015, 9:31 AM

Wichita State captures MVC crown by beating Northern Iowa -3/1/2015, 9:30 AM

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FHSU splits at Northeastern State -3/1/2015, 9:41 AM

HHS girls win on senior night -3/1/2015, 9:40 AM

HHS boys roll by Great Bend -3/1/2015, 9:39 AM

Class 3-2-1A State Wrestling finals results -2/28/2015, 9:37 AM

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

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Streak stretched to 3

Published on -2/7/2013, 10:20 AM

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By CONOR NICHOLL

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Last winter, the Fort Hays State University women's basketball team won 20 games behind one of the nation's top rebounding margins (plus-7.5). This season, FHSU outrebounded 11 of its first 14 opponents.

Before Wednesday, though, opponents had outrebounded the Tigers in each of the last four games by an average margin of -5.5. Last Saturday, Missouri Southern State University outrebounded FHSU 40-28, the Tigers' season-worst rebounding margin.

Three days ago, Fort Hays coach Tony Hobson wrote "40-28" on Fort Hays' whiteboard in the locker room as a constant reminder.

On Wednesday, the Tigers reversed their rebounding struggles, delivered a big second half, and defeated Northwest Missouri State University, 65-53, at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

Fort Hays held a 45-26 edge on the glass, and especially took over early in the second half when Northwest Missouri sophomore center Maggie Marnin left the game in foul trouble.

"If we don't win the battle of the boards big tonight, we don't win the game," Hobson said.

In a rare move, Hobson played junior Katelyn Edwards, junior forward Tera Ingalsbe and Kate Lehman at the same time, a lineup that sparked a 15-2 run in the second half.

"It's pretty new to me to play with both Kates in there, and I kind of enjoyed it," Ingalsbe said.

Northwest Missouri dropped to 11-9, 5-7 MIAA, while Fort Hays, receiving votes in the top-25 poll, improved to 15-5, 7-5 MIAA and bumped to 3-0 on a four-game homestand that concludes Saturday.

Entering the contest, both teams had played at nearly identical paces this season. Fort Hays had averaged 70.5 possessions per game, while Northwest Missouri was at 70.8. The Bearcats slowed the game down to 65 possessions, a pace that bothered FHSU early on.

Northwest Missouri put some pressure while Fort Hays dribbled the ball up the floor and then usually went into a zone. Northwest Missouri, paced by 15 points from sophomore Ashleigh Nelson, led 26-25 at halftime and limited the Tigers to 30 percent shooting.

"That's why we really had a hard time getting into it," Hobson said. "They slow you down purposefully with their slow-down, back up. They are not really trying to force a turnover. They are just making you slow down and unless you can get it in quick and advance it up the sideline, it was effective, and I think once we got used to that, we start attacking it better."

After the break, Northwest Missouri took a 37-36 lead, but Marnin left the game at the 13 minute, 38 second mark with her third foul. She didn't come back in until 8:15 remained and FHSU led 46-39.

"We just had to come out in the second half much better," Ingalsbe said.

On Tuesday, Hobson played Lehman and Ingalsbe together in practice.

On Wednesday, the two, along with Edwards, delivered a strong performance, especially early in the second half.

"The reason we were able to tonight was because neither one of their post players can shoot 3s," Hobson said of Lehman and Ingalsbe together. "As long as that is the case, I would use them more, but usually either the four-man or the five-man that we play can shoot 3s, and we kind of struggle with either one of them on the 3-point line. Offensively, we are fine with both of them in there, probably a little better."

Edwards, Lehman and Ingalsbe scored all of the Tigers' second half points until freshman Taylor Chandler sunk a trey from the left wing with 6:49 remaining to cap the 15-2 run.

Edwards finished with her second double-double in four games and collected 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Lehman finished with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Ingalsbe finished with 12 points and four rebounds.

"That was an effective lineup with both bigs in there just because Tera kind of stretches it out a little bit, and that's when Kate Lehman was going, because they couldn't just pack in a couple of people on her," Hobson said.

In the first 12 minutes of the second half, Edwards scored on a three-point play, a finish inside, two free throws and two baskets within 50 seeonds. On the first one, Edwards went up-and-under on the inside.

On the second one, Edwards picked up a loose ball after a Bearcat turnover and went in for the layup.

She paused at the basket and allowed senior guard Ashley Thayer to rush by her.

Then, Edwards missed the layup, grabbed her own rebound, made the shot, drew a foul and sunk her free throw. Fort Hays will play host to University of Nebraska-Kearney on Saturday.

"The last four games, there hadn't been a better player," Hobson said. "Tonight, she is just relentless. She goes after every rebound. She is shooting well from the line."

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