The Hays High boys used a dominant defensive effort to wrap up a share of the Western Athletic Conference title.
The Indians earned a 47-25 win over Dodge City on Friday at home to finish tied with Great Bend at 7-1 in the WAC.
Hays High (14-6) is the No. 5 seed in the Class 5A West sub-state and will play host to Arkansas City at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the first round. If the Indians win, they could meet up again with No. 4-seeded Great Bend, which will play Salina Central in its sub-state opener.
The Indians outscored Dodge City 18-3 in the first quarter and held a 31-10 halftime lead.
Dylan Ruder celebrated senior night with 14 points.
On Thursday, Nunnery’s buzzer-beater propelled the Hays High boys to a 49-47 win on Thursday at Abilene.
After Abilene tied the game with 5.5 seconds left, Dalyn Schwarz drove down the court and had the ball knocked away.
Nunnery scooped up the loose ball and made a floater in the lane as time expired.
It was the second straight buzzer beater in two games for the Indians. In last Friday’s win against Garden City, Jason Krannawitter hit a game-tying buzzer-beating 3 to send it to OT.
The win completed the Indians’ season sweep of Abilene (13-7).
Carson Kieffer led the Indians with 14 points while Nunnery added 11 points.
Dodge City girls 60, Hays High 31
The Hays High girls dropped to 6-14 in the season and 1-7 in Western Athletic Conference play.
Aleyia Ruder led the Indians with 18 points.
Hays High is the No. 15-seed in the West in the Class 5A sub-state and will play at No. 2-seeded Andover Central on Wednesday in the first round.
On Thursday, the Hays High girls pulled out a tight one against Abilene for the second time this season.
Tasiah Nunnery led the Indians with 12 points while Ruder added 10 point.
The Indians led 21-20 at halftime and outscored the Cowgirls 8-7 in both the third and fourth frames.