By Hutchinson CC Sports Information
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The No. 5-ranked Hutchinson Community College Women’s Basketball team dropped 14 3-pointers and blitzed the Washburn University JV in the second quarter to cruise to a 90-51 victory on Wednesday night at the Sports Arena.
The Blue Dragons improve to 4-0 overall heading into weekend action in Great Bend against Labette on Friday and Redlands on Saturday.
Hitting six 3-pointers in the opening quarter to build a 27-15 lead, the Blue Dragons opened the second quarter on a 17-0 run, holding the Ichabods scoreless for 9 minutes, 3 seconds to build a 42-15 lead. The Dragons led 52-19 at halftime. The Dragons outscored Washburn 25-4 in the second quarter.
The Blue Dragons hit a season-high 14 3-pointers in 39 attempts against Washburn with eight different Hutchinson players hitting shots from distance. The 14 3-pointers tie for the fourth most in single-game Blue Dragons history, the latest was 14 3’s against Butler last season.
Sophomore Mya Williams hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range to finished with a team-high 20 points, her fourth-straight 20-point game to start the season. Overall, Williams was 7 of 14 shooting.
Freshman Monae Duffy had 15 points with four rebounds and was also 7 of 14 shooting from the field.
Sophomore Kali Howard had her fourth straight game scoring in double figures with 12 points and five rebounds.
Freshman Journey Armstead had her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. Armstead ties for the eighth most assists in Blue Dragon single-game history. This is the 23rd time a Blue Dragons had reached 10 assists in a single game. Armstead also hit 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Brynn McCormick came off the bench to add nine points.
The Blue Dragons shot 40.7 percent from the floor (35 of 86) and was 6 of 10 from the free-throw line. The Dragons had 24 assists and a season-low three turnovers.
Washburn shot 42.5 percent for the game (17 of 40), hitting 6 of 19 from 3-point range and 11 of 18 from the foul line. The Ichabods had 24 turnovers.
Bailey Collar finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Washburn. Raegan Wells had 11 points and six rebounds.
GAME NOTES – The Blue Dragons are now 3-0 all-time against the Washburn JV … The Blue Dragons had a season-high 13 steals in the game. … Mya Williams now has 18 career 20-point games. … The Dragons outscored Washburn 38-22 in points in the paint, 31-4 in points off turnovers, 24-0 in second-chance points and 39-5 in points off the bench.