Feb 01, 2023

馃弨 Hays returns to action with sweep of Scott City

Posted Feb 01, 2023 3:46 AM

SCOTT CITY - Hays High played their first game since January 21st, traveling to Scott City on Tuesday evening.

Girls: Hays 46, Scott City 32
Hays scored the first seven points and never trailed on their way to a 46-32 win over Scott City. The fewest points the Indians led by all night was five at 7-2 and 9-4.

Hays pushed their advantage to 16-4 after one quarter but went quiet in the second. The Indians scored just two points. The defense however was stout enough to give up only eight points and still lead 16-4 at halftime.


Like they did in the first quarter, Hays scored the first seven points of the quarter. The Indians led by double figures rest of the night. 

Hays led by as many as 17 points and finish with a 46-32 victory.

Coach Len Melvin

Hays was led by Molly Martin with 11 points. Five players scored six or more points, including Riley Dreher's career high eight.

Hays improves to 9-4. Scott City falls to 6-9. The Indians return home on Friday to face Dodge City. The Red Demons, Hays and Liberal are all 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference after Tuesday night.

Boys: Hays 51, Scott City 38

Hays never trailed and the game was tied just once as the Indians beat Scott City 51-38. 

Hays scored the first two points of the game and was tied up on pair of Beaver free throws less than a minute later. The Indians hit a three for a lead they would never give back. Hays led 10-6 after one quarter and pushed their lead to double figures at 24-12 with two minutes left in the half.

The Indians led by 13 at halftime.


Hays grabbed three more 13 point leads in the third quarter and led 33-21 heading into the fourth.

Scott City did take one run at the Indians in the fourth quarter. The Beavers with a 12-6 run to pull within six points at 39-33 with 4:26 left. The Indians thought made 10 of their 12 fourth quarter free throws to keep a multiple possession lead and win at 51-38.

Coach Sean Dreiling

Overall Hays made 16 of 22 free throws and Scott City 23 of 33.

Dawson Ruder led the Indians with a career high 12 points. All nine players that entered the game for Hays scored.

The Indians are 7-6 on the year. Scott City falls to 7-8. Hays returns home on Friday to face Dodge City.