BOLIVAR, Mo. — The No. 5-ranked Fort Hays State women’s basketball team rolled to a 92-67 road victory over Southwest Baptist on Saturday, making Tony Hobson the all-time winningest coach in program history in the process.
Hobson moved to 218-92 in his 11th season as FHSU coach, passing Helen Miles, who was 217-154 in 15 seasons at Fort Hays from 1971-86.
The Tigers continued their best start in program history, improving to 13-0 overall and 4-0 in the MIAA.
Fort Hays was locked with the Bearcats at 19 after the first quarter but outscored the Bearcats 24-11 in the second frame to take a 43-30 lead into the break. The Tigers dominated the third period, outscoring SBU 30-10 to take a 33-point lead into the fourth.
Carly Heim led the Tigers with 16 while Whitney Randall matched her career high with 15 points. Belle Barbieri and Lanie Page added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
SBU was within two with 4:30 left in the first half before a Randall layup started a 12-0 run. Heim had a layup at the halftime buzzer to push the lead to 13.
The Tigers then broke it open by scoring the first 13 points of the third quarter and recorded the last seven of the quarter to make it 73-40 heading to the fourth.
FHSU finished 32 of 69 from the field for 46 percent while SBU went 24 of 60 for 40 percent. FHSU forced the Bearcats into 22 turnovers.
The Bearcats (4-9, 0-4 MIAA) were led by Bailey Rezabek’s 14 points while Laura Vierkant added 13 and Morgan Henderson 10.
The Tigers will play host to Northeastern State at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in Gross Memorial Coliseum.