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Sports roundup: Blue Dragon basketball still going strong

Friday, November 30th, 2018

By Amanda Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The Hutchison Community College men’s basketball team had another win over Hesston College 103-83.

This was the Blue Dragons final non-conference game, played Saturday at the Sports Arena. They shot just over 60 percent for the game. The Blue Dragons improved to 9-0 overall.

For most of the game, Hesston stayed close to the Blue Dragons. With 13 minutes, 10 seconds remaining, Hesston’s Cal Hartley shot and made a 3-pointe, and Hesston trailied 70-58. The Blue Dragons then went on run, tightening up defensively and pounding the ball in the paint.

Hutch went 2 of 10 from the 3-point range and 23 of 30 from the free-throw line, with a total of 21 turnovers.

Women’s basketball – The No. 13 Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball had an easy win Saturday at the Sports Arena against the Hesston Larks, winning 92-48.

The Blue Dragons forced 19 first-half turnovers, scoring 27 points off of turnovers.

Hutchinson shot just over 42 percent for the nigh, including 2 of 13 from the 3-point range and 8 of 11 from the free-throw line.

The Blue Dragons also outrebounded the Larks 56-29.

This was the last non-conference game for the Blue Dragons.

Salt City Bowl – The No.13-ranked HutchCC football team will face the Navarro Bulldogs in the 10th annual Salt City Bowl on Saturday at Gowans Stadium.

This will be the Blue Dragons’ 21st bowl game appearance and Navarro’s 20th bowl appearance but first since 2013.

The Blue Dragons and Bulldogs have only meet twice before, and Navarro have won both times. The first time these teams have meet was part of the Jayhawk Conference- Texas Conference challenge. Navarro win 54-34 at Corsicana, Texas. The Bulldogs also won the second time 41-16 at Gowans Stadium in 2013.

Football awards – Hutchinson Community College freshman linebacker Monty Montgomery, from Grayson, Georgia, was named the 2018 Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Along with him 23 other Blue Dragons, he earned all-Jayhawk Conference football honors for 2018.

Five Blue Dragons were named first team and six were named second team followed by 11 honorable mention statuses.

Montgomery lead the way for the Blue Dragons in tackles with 79. Forty-two of those were unassisted tackles, with 15 tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and four quarterback hurries. Montgomery also had three defensive touchdowns this season.

Sports roundup: HutchCC women start strong

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Tia Bradshaw against Bethany JV.

By Rebecca Carney
Co-Sports Editor

The Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team earned its first win over a nationally-ranked team this season on Saturday at the Best Western/Cougar Booster Club Classic at Barton Community College.

Three players scored in double figures and HutchCC shot better than 50 percent for a third straight game. The Blue Dragons move to 3-0 overall.

Freshman Makayla Vannet hit a season high of five 3-pointers, going 5 of 10 from distance to lead the team in scoring.

Sophomore Dejanae Roebuck had a good weekend as well, finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the team’s first double-double of the season. Roebuck was 6 of 6 from the line.

Sophomore Tia Bradshaw was 4 of 5 shooting and finished with 11 points and three assists. Abby Ogle, Tijuana Kimbro, Keeley Tini and Jada Mickens all added six points as well.

HutchCC hit 29 of 55 total shots, shooting 52.7 percent.

Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team surpassed the 100-point mark for the third-straight game and closed out its stay at the Best Western/Cougar Booster Club Classic with a pair of wins.

James Rojas and D.J. Mitchell both had career highs as the No. 9 Blue Dragons raced past the Redland Cougars 117-85. The Blue Dragons move to 5-0, going 3-0 on a current five-game road trip.

Rojas scored 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting and seven of eight from the foul line. Mitchell had a second-straight big game with 25 points on four of seven from 3-point range.

Five Dragons scored in double figures. Chris Giles added 13 points, while Fred Odhiambo and Josh Perkins added 10 each.

The Blue Dragons will play Murray State and Labette next weekend in El Dorado.

Football: The Blue Dragons dropped their 2018 regular-season finale 54-16 on a frigid Saturday at Gowans Stadium to the Iowa Central Tritons.

The No. 8 Blue Dragons completed the regular season 8-3 and lost to Iowa Central for the first time in six games.

The lone offensive bright spot for Hutchinson Community College was receiver-turned-quarterback Khalil McClain, who rushed nine times for 95 yards and touchdowns of one and 12 yards. He also had one punt return for 33 yards and one kickoff return of 25 yards.

HutchCC suffered its worst defensive game of the season as Iowa Central quarterback Blake Dever threw five touchdown passes and 237 yards on 17 of 28 passing.

The Dragons had two early chances to score with interceptions from De’Mareyae Givens and Latayveon Beaton but were unable to score off either one.

Despite the loss, the Blue Dragons are still bowl eligible. The Salt City Bowl will be played Saturday, December 1 at Gowans Stadium.