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HHS boys roll to 8-0; Girls put up season high in loss

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HHS boys roll to 8-0; Girls put up season high in loss

Published on -1/14/2014, 11:44 AM

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By NICK McQUEEN
nmcqueen@dailynews.net

Last season, a 7-0 Hays High School boys’ basketball team was on the verge of a historic start, but stubbed its toe on the road against a one-win Great Bend Panther club.

A 48-40 loss kept the Indians from their first 8-0 start in 42 seasons.

So, what’s one more year to wait?

Facing the same situation Tuesday night at the HHS gym, Hays High left little doubt early and moved to 8-0 with a 70-25 shellacking of a one-win Panther team in Western Athletic Conference action.

“Coach (Rick Keltner) didn’t say they were a bad team or anything, but just said not to play down,” said senior Kade Parker, one of numerous returning members of that team, which went on to qualify for the Class 5A state tournament. “Just come out and play like
we know how to play.”

The night was just about everything Hays High could have hoped for.

The Indian defense stifled Great Bend (1-6, 0-1 WAC) all night long. The Panthers had just three points at the end of the first quarter, five points at halftime, and trailed by 29  in the first 16 minutes.

“Our rotations were getting better,” Keltner said of his defense, which by the end of the third quarter had only surrendered 11 points.

“We had some good ones tonight, and the pressure on the ball was a little bit better.”

Hays High forced 15 first-half turnovers on the Panthers, and a variety of scorers went to work.

“We saw how Garden really used a lot of on-ball pressure,” Parker said. “So we really practiced on ball pressure with our zone.

“We got a lot of steals tonight, and they really didn’t have a lot of shots go up.”

Great Bend was 2 of 16 in the first half from the floor and missed all three of its free throw attempts.
Indian senior Clayton Riedel, who had a game-high 13 points — the only player in double digits — had eight to lead all scorers by halftime. By the end, nine players scored with seven at seven or more.

“We ran a lot of set plays — gives any one of the five open shots,” said Parker, who was one of four Indians to finish with nine points.
“We really did a good job tonight of finding the guy who was open.”

Senior Jordan Windholz, junior Brady Werth and senior Lane Clark also each scored nine as Hays High extended its lead to 50 at one point in the second half.

“Our kids work hard,” Keltner said.

“I know some night some things are better than others. Sometimes, you just have to let the game come to you.”
The Indians owned the boards, too, outrebounding Great Bend 38-16 with Parker and Werth each grabbing seven boards.
Parker, who had 68 boards all of last season, already sits at 41 eight games in.

“Just have to be more physical.
“Everyone knows I really don’t jump very high,” Parker joked. “I really just have to use my body, just push people out and hit the boards.”

Hays High is now outrebounding opponents 253-189.

“We missed some layups, which isn’t something we want to do, but by the same token, we had good effort on those because we kept getting multiple attempts,” Kelnter said. “We want to be a good rebounding team, and it’s something you have to prove every night.”

Hays High girls fall to 0-8
It might not seem like it right now, but coach Kirk Maska knows his Hays High girls’ basketball team is getting better. From Friday night to Tuesday night was nearly night and day in terms of his team’s aggressiveness.

It led to a season-high 43 points, but visiting Great Bend made eight 3s en route to the 70-43 victory. Great Bend, ranked No. 8 in Class 5A, was the fifth ranked opponent for HHS in its 0-8 start.

“Our girls played maybe as good of a half as they’ve played in the second half tonight,” Maska said. “(Great Bend) is just so atheltic and can run so many people at you, we struggled to match up with them.”

But, Hays High fought again to the end, fueled by a hot-shooting night for sophomore Audra Schmeidler, a performance Maska said she is capable of doing more often. Schmeidler was 6 of 8 from the floor and made three 3s to post a game-high 15 points.

“Going man made us a little better on the offensive end,” Maska said. “We’ll have to pay a little bit more of that, and just do a better job of blocking out and guarding.

“When we went to the man, we really picked it up on the other end, too.”

Sophomore Nicole Dinkel had a bit of a breakout game for Hays High off the bench. She scored seven points — all at the free throw line — and led her team with five rebounds. Fourteen different Indians saw the floor.

“It’s just one of those times where you want to get them a little experience for down the road,” Maska said. “No one really stands out head and shoulders above anyone else.

“It’s just one of those cases where you want to get some people in.”

Both Hays High teams travel to Garden City on Friday for 6 p.m. WAC action.

Boxscores

Boys

Hays High 70, Great Bend 25
GREAT BEND (1-6, 0-2)
Ibarra 1-3 0-0 3, Beck 2-4 0-0 5, Reiser 2-8 0-0 6, Bryant 1-3 1-3 3, Warren 1-4 1-3 3, Crosby 1-4 0-0 2, Sullivan 1-3 0-0 3, Westhoff 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 9-34 2-6 25
HAYS HIGH (8-0, 2-0)
Clayton Riedel 6-11 1-1 13, Niernberger 0-1 0-0 2, Windholz 3-5 0-0 9, Clark 4-7 0-0 9, Werth 3-7 3-3 9, Parker 3-5 3-3 9, Nunnery 2-2 0-0 5, Rounkles 3-6 0-0 7, Berens 1-2 0-0 2, Hobson 2-5 0-0 7, Jacobs 0-1 0-0 0, Dryden 0-1 0-0 0, Romme 0-1 0-0 0. Totals — 28-55 8-8 70
Great Bend    3 2 6 14 — 25
Hays High    15 19 20 16 — 70
3-point goals — GB 5-12 (Ibarra 1-2, Beck 1-1, Resier 2-5, Crosby 0-2, Sullivan 1-2); HHS 6-11 (Niernberger 0-1, Windholz 2-2, Clark 1-2, Riedel 0-1, Nunnery 1-1, Rounkles 1-1, Hobson 1-1, Dryden 0-1, Jacobs 0-1). Total fouls — GB 11, HHS 9.
Rebounds — GB 16 (Crosby 3); HHS 38 (Parker 7, Werth 7). Turnovers — GB 21, HHS 12

Girls
Great Bend 70, Hays High 43
GREAT BEND (6-1, 2-0)
Lauren Welsch 4-6 4-4 14, Morgan Harwood 6-8 1-2 13, Hildebrand 1-4 0-0 2, R> Unruh 2-6 2-3 7, M. Mauler 1-2 0-0 2, Stueder 0-1 1-2 1, Spray 1-7 2-4 5, Ke. Doll 2-5 0-0 4, Kasselman 1-5 0-0 3, Ka. Doll 3-3 2-3 8, M. Unruh 0-1 0-0 0, H. Mauler 2-4 0-0 6, Burkhart 1-1 0-0 3, Vesta 1-2 0-0 2. Totals — 25-55 12-20 70.
HAYS HIGH (0-8, 0-2)
Audra Schmeidler 6-8 0-2 15, Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Schlaefli 2-5 1-2 5, Wells 1-7 0-0 3, Schoendaler 0-1 0-0 0, Peckham 1-1 1-2 3, Russell 2-6 0-0 5, Dinkel 0-3 7-8 7, Groen-Younger 1-1 0-0 2, Becker 0-0 1-2 1, Kleweno 0-2 0-0 0, Keller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals — 14-38 10-16 43
Great Bend    21 23 12 14 — 70
Hays High    8 12 9 14 — 43
3-point goals — GB 8-18 (R. Unruh 1-3, Stueder 0-1, Spray 1-3, Ke. Doll 0-1, Kasselman 1-3, Welsch 2-3, H. Mauler 2-3, Burkart 1-1; HHS 5-10 (Smith 0-1, Wells 1-3, Schmeidler 3-3, Russell 1-1, Kleweno 0-2). Total fouls — GB 15, HHS 18. Fouled out — none.
Rebounds - GB 33 (M. Mauler 4); HHS 30 (Dinkel 5). Turnovers — GB 17, HHS 31.




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