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Basketball, baseball to make for a busy Tuesday

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tuesday will be a busy day for Hutchinson Community College athletics, and students are encouraged to take advantage.

The men’s basketball team will open the NJCAA Division 1 Men’s Championship at noon against Cape Fear, North Carolina. Student tickets will be available for $5, starting at 1 p.m. today at Parker Student Union and the dorms. Student ID must be presented, and students may buy just one ticket per ID. Cash will be the only form of payment accepted.

At 2 p.m. Tuesday, the HutchCC baseball team has a game against Cowley at Hobart-Detter Field. Free hot dogs will be available for students, and there will be about 100 Blue Dragon bucket hats handed out to students while supplies last.

Collegian Staff

Athlete of the week

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

(Feb. 25-March 3)

J.J. Rhymes, men’s basketball

The week: Rhymes had two monster games in helping the Blue Dragons finish the regular season and open the posteason with victories. In the regular-season finale, Rhymes had 22 points, nine rebounds and two steals in a 76-58 win at Dodge City. Then, against Cloud County, Rhymes had 22 points and two assists in a 93-83 win.

The season: Rhymes, a Phoenix native, is one of the NJCAA’s best players, as he’s averaging 20.2 points, four rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

Basketball teams complete regular seasons with wins

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Hutchinson Community College regular-season basketball comes to a close, as both

men and women traveled Monday to Dodge City for the finale.

The No. 22-ranked women’s team won their 25th game of the season, beating the Conquistadors 50-35. The Blue Dragons shot 42.9 percent from the field, but only hit 2 of 15

3-pointers.

Freshman Jada Mickens was the top scorer from both teams with 12 points, while sophomore Alicia Brown and freshman Sara Cramer scored eight a piece. Hutchinson’s defense was once again outstanding, limiting Dodge City to 30.4 percent shooting.

The Blue Dragons finished the regular season with a 25-5 overall record, and finished tied for second place with Independence Community College in the Jayhawk Conference. Hutchinson will be seeded No. 2 for the upcoming Region 6 tournament. They hosted Pratt Community College in the opening around on Thursday, with the winner moving to Monday’s quarterfinals in Park City to play the winner of Garden City Community College and Northwest Kansas Tech.

The No. 11-ranked men’s team won their 10th-consecutive game in Dodge City, as they

breezed past the Conquistadors 76-58. After HutchCC scored the first eight points, eight points was the closest deficit, as the Blue Dragons dominated all night.

Sophomore J.J. Ryhmes was the leading scorer for both teams with 22 on the night. He also became the eighth player to score over 1,200 career points in HutchCC history. Sophomore Devonte Bandoo added 12 points.

Dodge City only shot an abysmal 27.3 percent on the night, while Hutchinson shot 41.9 percent.

The men also finished the season in a second-place tie, with Barton Community College in the Jayhawk Conference at 21-5.

The Blue Dragons will be No. 2 seed in the Region 6 tournament. They hosted Cloud

County on Thursday. The winner moves to Sunday’s quarterfinals in Park City, taking on the winner between Northwest Kansas Tech and Independence.

Lucas Barlow

Men’s basketball suffers tough loss, while women win third in a row

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By The Collegian staff

The Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball team suffered a crippling loss Wednesday, falling to Allen Community College 87-86 in Iola.

The loss pushing the Blue Dragons out of first place in the Jayhawk Conference and into third, a half game behind Coffeyville Community College and a game behind Barton Community College.

With just two games left in the regular season for the Blue Dragons, they’ll need some help to at least share the conference title. The good news is, Barton and Coffeyville play each other Saturday.

The Blue Dragons did not score in the final two minutes and had just four points in the final 4:05.

While Hutchinson’s record is still an impressive 23-5 overall and 19-5 in the conference, three of their losses have been to Dodge City Community College, Allen and Cloud County Community College. Those three teams are the bottom three teams in the conference. The Blue Dragons have also lost to Coffeyville and fourth-place Cowley Community College.

Blue Dragon women get easy road win – The HutchCC women’s basketball team has bounced back nicely from an early-February mini-swoon, as the Blue Dragons clobbered Allen 82-48 Wednesday in Iola.

That was the Blue Dragons’ third win, all by at least 18 points.

HutchCC led 36-26 at halftime, but then outscored the Red Devils 46-22 in the second half.

The win kept Hutchinson firmly in third place and a half-game behind second place Independence. The Blue Dragons and Pirates play Saturday, and the Blue Dragons have already beaten Independence this season.

Basketball teams have been road warriors so far in conference play

Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Cassidy Crites
Staff writer

For the first month of basketball season, the Hutchinson Community College teams have had anything but a home-court advantage. Out of the Blue Dragons’ first eight conference games, six have been away.

In November, the Sports Arena hosted two different volleyball tournaments. First was the KCAC volleyball tournament. The arena also had the opportunity to host the NJCAA National Volleyball tournament. These events took place over two different weekends, resulting in road games for the basketball squads.

However, there are positives to having so many road games at the beginning of the season. The Blue Dragon teams play four straight home games in the middle of January.

Women’s coach John Ontjes wasn’t fond of playing so many road games but has found the positives in the situation.

“There has been a disadvantage with how many new kids we have on our team not playing at home, but picking up a few road wins now will help when we return the home games in January,” Ontjes said.

Despite all the traveling, both men and women’s Blue Dragon teams are off to a good start. The women post a 6-2 overall record and 4-2 in the conference after Wednesday’s win against Colby. Their two losses have come from Seward County Community College and Cloud County Community College, both on their opponent’s court.

The men are 9-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference. Their one loss came from Cloud County, also at the Thunderdome.

While some athletes feel the effect of not playing on their court, Ontjes does not feel as though it has altered the way the girls play.

“It would’ve been nice to start the conference with two home games, but I don’t think it’s made that big of an impact on the way we played. The kids we have didn’t know the difference,” Ontjes said.

Up next the Blue Dragons hit the road again to face Garden City on Saturday. Hutch rounds out the eight-game start Dec. 6 at Butler.

Women fall in the semifinal game

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

By Bailey Terry

HCC Sports Information - Kirea Rogers, Wichita, drives to the basket past a defender during the semifinal game of the Region VI tournament in Park City on March 2.

HCC Sports Information - Kirea Rogers, Wichita, drives to the basket past a defender during the semifinal game of the Region VI tournament in Park City on March 2.

The Blue Dragon women’s basketball team played Seward County in the semifinals of the Region VI tournament on March 2.

Hutch lost the game 72-65 against a tough Seward opponent.

The Dragon’s record is now 29-4.

Two Hutch players scored 17 points in the semifinal game: They were Taylor Stahly, Newton, and Kirea Rogers, Wichita.

Amazingly, 15 of Stahly’s points were threes.

She also became the second Dragon player in history to reach 100 three-pointers in a season.

Overall, the Dragons were barely out-rebounded, 26-27.

The Dragons enjoyed a 20-9 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter.
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Men onto Region VI championship

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

By Bailey Terry

HCC Sports Information - Keanu Pinder, Perth, Australia, shoots the ball over two defenders during the semifinal game.

HCC Sports Information - Keanu Pinder, Perth, Australia, shoots the ball over two defenders during the semifinal game.

The Blue Dragon men’s basketball team obtained the No. 1 seed in the Region VI tournament, so they had a bye in the first round of the tournament.
After beating Garden City, the Dragons played Cowley in Park City in the semifinals of the Region VI tournament on March 2 and won 91-87.
Hutch’s record is now 29-3.
The leading scorer for the Dragons was Samajae Haynes-Jones, Wichita, with 26 points.
Behind Haynes-Jones was Shakur Juiston with 16 points.
Hutch was barely out-rebounded, 50-51.
The Dragons built an early lead and their lead continued to grow.
Hutch took their first run minutes into the game to build their lead to 27-9.
During their 15-0 lead, the Dragons held their opponents scoreless for seven minutes.
With four minutes left in the first half, the Dragons held the lead 38-18.
Cowley then went on an 11-3 run to cut down the Hutch lead, 43-34 to end the first half.
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Women fall in the semifinal game

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

By Bailey Terry

HCC Sports Information - Kirea Rogers, Wichita, drives to the basket past a defender during the semifinal game of the Region VI tournament in Park City on March 2.

HCC Sports Information - Kirea Rogers, Wichita, drives to the basket past a defender during the semifinal game of the Region VI tournament in Park City on March 2.

The Blue Dragon women’s basketball team played Seward County in the semifinals of the Region VI tournament on March 2.
Hutch lost the game 72-65 against a tough Seward opponent.
The Dragon’s record is now 29-4.
Two Hutch players scored 17 points in the semifinal game: They were Taylor Stahly, Newton, and Kirea Rogers, Wichita.
Amazingly, 15 of Stahly’s points were threes.
She also became the second Dragon player in history to reach 100 three-pointers in a season.
Overall, the Dragons were barely out-rebounded, 26-27.
The Dragons enjoyed a 20-9 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, the Dragons held the lead 20-13.
In the second quarter, Seward was able to catch up and tie the game at 24 with six minutes to play in the half.
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Men clinch first Jayhawk Conference title since 2004

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

By Bailey Terry

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Akbar Hoffman, Newark, New Jersey, shielding the ball from his opponent during the game on Feb. 20 at home in the Sports Arena against Barton. Hoffman aided the Dragons in their win by scoring 20 points and stealing the ball three times.

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Akbar Hoffman, Newark, New Jersey, shielding the ball from his opponent during the game on Feb. 20 at home in the Sports Arena against Barton. Hoffman aided the Dragons in their win by scoring 20 points and stealing the ball three times.

Closing the regular season, the No. 7-ranked Blue Dragon men’s basketball team played the Garden City Broncbusters at their place on Feb. 22.

Hutch won their 11th game in a row.

The score was 93-84.

That brings the Dragons’ record to 27-3 overall and 16-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

This win gives the Dragons possession of their first conference title since 2004.

Since the Dragons hold the title of the Jayhawk West Conference, they qualified for the NJCAA tournament come March.

The leading scorer for the Dragons was Bashir Ahmed, Bronx, New York, with 26 points.

Ahmed also added 12 rebounds, 2 steals.
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Women: 6th straight Region VI title

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

By Bailey Terry

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Inja Butina, Zagreb, Croatia, goes past a few defenders and gets fouled in the process during a recent home game.

Loribeth Reynolds/Collegian - Inja Butina, Zagreb, Croatia, goes past a few defenders and gets fouled in the process during a recent home game.

For the final, regular season game, the Blue Dragon women’s basketball team played the Garden City Broncbusters in Garden City on Feb. 22 and won.

The score was, 62-52.

The Dragons record is now 26-3 overall and 16-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

This win helped Hutch take their 6th consecutive conference title.

The leading scorer for the Dragons was Kirea Rogers, Wichita, with 19 points.

Rogers added 12 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season.
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