Falling to 1-2 to start the season, the Hays High School girls’ basketball team dropped the third-place game Saturday in the 36th annual Gerald Mitchell Hays City Shootout.
The Indians fell 57-40 to the Millwood (Okla.) Falcons, a day after losing to Manhattan.
Millwood produced a 10-0 run in the first half, capitalizing on several Hays High turnovers to lead by 18 at the break.
The Indians responded with a 12-0 run in the third quarter, but another long run by the Falcons put the game out of reach.
Jaycee Dale led the Indians with 14 points, while Isabel Robben put up 10.
The Indians are off until Dec. 11 when they take on Colby.
St. Thomas Aquinas boys 61, Hays 48
The St. Thomas Aquinas Saints, helped by 11 first-half points for Navy Zarian, took a 32-halftime lead in Saturday's third-place contest, then extended it in the third quarter, outscoring the Indians 15-12 after intermission.
The Indians, who fell to Manhattan on Friday in the semifinals, dropped to 1-2, being outscored 14-9 in the final quarter.
TJ Nunnery had 15 points to lead the way for Hays, while Trae McCrae added eight with a pair of first-half 3-pointers.
Aquinas put four in double figures with Phillip Bell, Zarian and Joe Rost each notching 11.
TMP girls 53, Great Bend 50
Emily Schippers dropped in 20 points, going 9 of 7 from the free throw line, and the TMP-Marian girls picked up fourth place in the Shootout with a 53-50 win against Great Bend.
The Monarchs (1-2) got production from every players who played. Kyleigh Allen put up eight points, while Jillian Lowe and Sasha Wasinger each finished with six.
TMP led 25-20 at halftime, was outscored by six in the third quarter, then held an 18-14 advantage in the fourth, with Schippers posting eight of her 20 in the final stanza.
TMP will return to action Friday when it travels to Hill City.
TMP boys 50, Great Bend 47
The TMP boys had another slow start, but rebounded to take fourth place in the Shootout behind 12 points for Brady Kreutzer.
The Monarchs fell down 11-3 early behind a big first quarter for the Panthers’ Alex Olivas.
But TMP answered with a 13-2 run and led by two points, holding Great Bend to just four second-quarter points.
Great Bend led by five points twice in the second half. The game was tied late at 47 before the Monarchs scored the final three points, two coming on a layup by Kreutzer. Ryan Karlin added 11 points for TMP, while Olivas finished with a game-high 23. The Monarchs will be at Hill City on Friday.