Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Sophomore Alicia Brown set a new career scoring high for the second-straight game and the No. 12 Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team produced a season-high point total in a Jayhawk Conference victory on Wednesday at the Sports Arena.
The Blue Dragons used a 30-point first quarter to jump-start the offense and roll past the Colby Trojans 90-46.
Hutchinson won its fourth-consecutive game and improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Jayhawk. Colby falls to 3-7 and 1-5. The Blue Dragons travel to Garden City on Saturday.
Brown topped her 19-point performance on Saturday at Neosho County with a career-high 21-point effort on Wednesday against the Trojans. Brown scored 12 points in Hutch's first-quarter surge. Brown was 8 of 16 shooting, tying another career high with two 3-pointers. She added four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots in pacing the Blue Dragons.
Freshman Dejanae Roebuck posted her fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Roebuck hit 6 of 10 shots from the floor. Freshman Jada Mickens had 14 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Sara Cramer also scored in double figures with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.
The Dragons finished shooting 42.5 percent (34 of 80) for the game, hitting 7 of 23 3-pointers and 15 of 18 from the free-throw line. Hutch had a season-high 25 assists on 34 total makes. Tia Bradshaw had a game-high six assists.
Hutchinson also produced season highs for rebounds and offensive rebounds. The Dragons corralled 62 total boards, which ties for the sixth most in a single game in team history. The Dragons also had 23 offensive rebounds where the Dragons produced a 24-5 advantage in second-chance points.
The Blue Dragons limited their fourth opponent of the season to less than 30 percent shooting as Colby finished shooting 25.4 percent (15 of 59). The Trojans were 3 of 25 from 3-point range and 13 of 18 from the free-throw line. Colby also committed 21 turnovers.
Meona Leonard led Colby with eight points.
The Blue Dragons had their best single quarter of the season in the opening quarter on Wednesday. The Dragons scored the first 12 points of the game, holding Colby scoreless for the first 3 minutes, 37 seconds. Brown's 12 first-quarter points paced the Dragons to 61.1 percent shooting (11 of 18), including three 3-point goals.
A Brown 3-pointer at the 2:54 mark of the first quarter pushed the Blue Dragon lead to 20 points at 27-7. The Dragons led 30-9 after the first quarter.
A steal and layup by Cramer gave the Blue Dragons their first 25-point lead at 42-17 with 5:39 remaining in the second period. It reached 30 at 47-17 on an Allissa Green 3-pointer with 4:21 to play in the second quarter. Outscoring the Trojans 22-16 in the second, Hutchinson led 52-25 at halftime.
Hutchinson's largest lead was 47 when Kelsey Brett's layup gave the Dragons an 87-40 lead with 3:07 remaining in the game.
Hutchinson held Colby to 21 points in the second half on 6 of 31 shooting, 0 of 13 from 3-point range.
The Blue Dragons start a two-game road trip on Saturday with a 6 p.m. Jayhawk Conference matchup at Garden City
GAME NOTES – The Dragons are now 45-14 all-time vs. Colby, 24-7 all-time at the Sports Arena. … Five different Blue Dragons had three or more assists. … The Dragons have scored 80 or more points against Colby in 15-straight games. … Vivian Chigbu had a season-high seven rebounds. … The Dragons outscored Colby 52-22 in points in the paint and 23-10 in points off turnovers.