Sports roundup: Women’s basketball rolls on, edges near conference title

By Amanda Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The No. 10-ranked Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team managed yet another road win Saturday, winning 75-62 at Colby.

This improved the Blue Dragons to 27-1 overall and to stayed tied for first place with Seward County.

The Blue Dragons led 26-24 in the second quarter with 3:37 left. The Blue Dragons then went on a 12-0 run, leading at half 37-24. Coming out of the locker room, the Blue Dragons made a 32-8 run.

Colby had an answer, allowing the Dragons to only score two points in the first 5:11 in the fourth. Colby outscored the Blue Dragons 24-13 in the fourth. 

Makayla Vannett finished with 14 points and four assists. Johnson had 10 points and four rebounds. Dejanae Roebuck had nine points and Abby Ogle had eight points, four assists and three steals.

Men’s basketball – The men’s basketball team managed another road win Saturday at Colby, as the Blue Dragons won 93-86, improving to 22-6 overall.

The Blue Dragons lost Rheaquone Taylor due to an injury early in the game and had four players in foul trouble with six minutes left. Saquan Singleton, Tyler Brown and Chris Giles all had four fouls and James Rojas had three.

The Blue Dragons were down 71-69 with 7:01 left in the game. They scored on seven straight possessions. In the last seven minutes Jacobs had seven points, three assists and two steals. Rojas had six points and Brown had five with a 3-pointer that gave the Blue Dragon an 80-74 lead with 3:56 to go. Trailing by one at half 37-36, Hutchinson outscored Colby 57-49 in the second half.

Jacobs’ had a career-high 26 points with seven assists and four steals. Rojas had 23 points and eight rebounds. D.J. Mitchell had 15 points. Singleton and Giles had eight points each.

Track – Hutchinson Community College will have a total of seven qualifiers when they go back to Pittsburg for the NJCAA national indoor track meet.

Gabby Collins was among one of the seven that qualified. Collins qualified in the 1,000 meters and in the 4×800-meter relay team, which included Sarah Patterson, Christina Bruce and Saw Ahmara qualified. The team qualified in a time of 9 minutes, 58.91 seconds.

Hannah Smith broke her own record in the weight throw. Jewell Bolden (long jump) and Tatyana Hopkins (60 meters) also broke two other records.

Freshman Sheila Too finished fifth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 11:20.76. Too then finished seventh in the mile with a time of 5:37.90.

Patteson placed seventh in the 1,000 meters in a time of 3:15.55.

Destini Mathis was seventh with a jump of 33-10 3/4.

Claire Olson was eighth with a jump of 33.8 3/4.

America Garcia placed eighth in the mile run with a time of 5:57.40.

Baseball – The No. 20-ranked Blue Dragons completed a three-game series sweep of Northeast Texas, beating the Eagles 11-7, Sunday. Hutchinson improves to 5-2 overall.

The Blue Dragons trailed 7-2 after two innings Sunday after a six-run second inning. L.J. McDonough was relieved by Summers after 1 2/3 innings.

Ryan Summers allowed just one hit and two walks over four innings with only one runner reaching second base. Summers worked 4 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and two hits, two unearned runs and three walks allowed.

Philbin entered the game to start the seventh. Zach Philbin struck out seven of the 12 batters, allowing only two hits and one walk.

Sophomore Riley Metzger went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Zion Bowlin and Dylan Nedved had two hits each. Zach Baxley and Logan Sartori drove in two runs each. Nedved and Brian Skillman both had doubles.

The Blue Dragons stole seven bases in seven attempts.

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