JUNCTION CITY — The Hays High School girls’ basketball team, ranked No. 9 in the latest KBCA Class 4A Division I rankings, picked up a big road win Tuesday.
The Indians, led by a career-best 18 points for Tasaiah Nunnery, collected a 70-38 win against Junction City to push their record to 4-1, with their only loss to Class 5A No. 1 ranked St. Thomas Aquinas. Junction City fell to 1-3.
Jaycee Dale added 10 points for the Indians in her first game back from injury, while Brooke Denning had 13 points. Nunnery hit four 3s in the game and 10 of her game-high by halftime.
The Indians are at home Friday to face Colby in the final game before the holiday break. Game time is 6 p.m. at the HHS gym.
Junction City boys 75, Hays High 71
The Indian boys saw a 10-point lead in the first half disappear by intermission as the Bluejays hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to take a two-point lead.
After Hays High — ranked No. 10 in 4A Division I — took a brief third-quarter lead, the Bluejays pulled away for a double-digit lead in the third quarter only to see Hays High narrow the gap to one point and tie it by the fourth. Then the game came down to the wire.
The Indian loss comes despite a career night for Ethan Nunnery, who notched 30 points. Cole Murphy added 18 and Kyler Koenke 10. Junction City had four in double figures, led by 28 for A.J. Dickerson in a hot shooting night for both clubs.
The Indians are 3-2 ahead of Friday’s matchup with Colby to close the December portion of the schedule. Junction City moved to 3-1.