Salina Haskell Indian Nations University's women's basketball team showed no ill effects after taking more than a month off.
The Fightin' Indians beat Kansas Wesleyan, 69-38, Monday night in their first game since Dec. 6. HINU didn't practice between Dec. 9 and Jan. 5.
"We had exactly seven days to get ready," coach Phil Homeratha said. "They must have done a good job of keeping themselves in shape."
Haskell held a 26-19 lead at halftime before outscoring the Coyotes 43-19 in the second half. Homeratha used his entire bench, and all 12 players logged at least 10 minutes.
"Everybody scored," Homeratha said. "The biggest thing I liked was we wanted to get in a situation where we could get our second bunch in. It was really important for me to get everybody involved tonight."
The Indians will play three more road games this week, beginning with Wednesday's game against Park University at Parkville, Mo. HINU then heads to Nebraska for Friday's league opener at St. Mary's of Omaha and Saturday at York.
Haskell, which won only nine games last season, improved to 6-8. Samantha Pete led a balanced attack with 15 points, five assists and four rebounds. She also had four of HINU's 14 steals.
Melinda Adams added 11 points, and Melissa Catron had 10 points and seven rebounds.