FHSU ladies score 114 in win over Newman
The Fort Hays State University women's basketball cruised by Newman, 114-86, on Tuesday evening behind six Tigers that scored in double-digits.
Katelyn Edwards and Tera Ingalsbe led the team with 18 points apiece, followed closely by Kate Lehman's and Beth Bohuslavsky's 17 points. Other Tigers to reach the double-digit scoring plateau were Chelsea Mason (15) and Taylor Chandler (12).
FHSU (4-0) hit on 58.8 percent of its field goals (40-for-68) and led by as many as 35 points midway through the second half. Newman (2-4) shot 53.7 percent from the field, but was hurt by 23 turnovers on the night.
The 200 combined points set a new school record for single-game scoring by both opponents, breaking the previous combined record of 195 set in 1986. FHSU's 114 points was just two shy of the individual game record of 116, set in 2006.
After just missing double- and triple-doubles in the previous two games, Kate Lehman led the way for FHSU with 14 rebounds, 17 points and six blocks for her first double-double of the season. Lehman missed just one shot on the night, going 5-for-5 from the charity stripe and 6-of-7 from the field.
Katelyn Edwards hit the double-double mark for the third consecutive game, scoring 18 points while pulling down 10 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
Ingalsbe's and Bohuslavsky set career-high marks with their scoring, as Ingalsbe shot 7-of-8 from the field and Bohuslavsky added five assists in the winning effort.
Nikola Kacperska tied her career-mark in assists for the third time this season, dishing out six assists in 20 minutes. Kacperska and Jill Faxon just missed double-digits in points, finishing with nine and eight, respectively.
Up 16-11 just over five minutes into the game, FHSU started a 14-0 run (including eight points from Chandler) over the span of 2:44, to lead by 19 (30-11). From there, the Tigers slowly increased the lead to 46-23, when a quick nine-point burst of unanswered points propelled FHSU ahead, 55-23 with 3:47 to go in the half.
The Tigers shot 71.9 percent on field goals in the first half to lead by 30 (63-33) at intermission.
In the second half, NU would shoot well, hitting 72.7 from field goal range in the final 20 minutes, but couldn't overcome a stingy Tiger defense that racked up 11 steals and had 35 points off of turnovers.
Fort Hays State closes out its four-game home stand on Saturday, Nov. 30 with a 2 p.m. matchup against Tabor College inside Gross Memorial Coliseum.