Eck reaches milestone win

By Adam Kolb / Co-Sports Editor

Already the program’s career coaching wins leader, Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball coach Steve Eck reached milestone win No. 300 with the Blue Dragons on Monday night.

Eck becomes the sixth coach in Jayhawk Conference history to win 300 games with the same program. He joins Coffeyville’s Jay Herkelman, Barton’s Craig Fletchall, Johnson Country’s Mike Jeffers, Butler’s Randy Smithson, and Allen’s Neil Crane in that exclusive club.

The Blue Dragons improved to 14-3 overall and 5-3 in the Jayhawk West in their win against Northwest Tech. Freshman Jaden Okon had a career high 15 points on six of eight shooting with seven rebounds in a season high 32 minutes. Saquan Singleton had 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. The Blue Dragons were 29 of 59 shooting (49.2 percent), and were 27 of 33 from the foul line. Hutch also had a 36-30 rebound advantage.

The Blue Dragons are now 6-0 all time against Northwest Tech, and they travel to Garden City at 8.pm. on Wednesday to start a two-game road trip.

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