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Dragons Williams, Duffy Earn All-KJCCC First-team Honors


By Hutchinson CC Sports Information


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Mya Williams became the 18th two-time first-team all-conference player in Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball history and freshman Monae Duffy put herself in position to be the 19th next season as both were named to the 2023 All-Jayhawk Conference/All-Region VI first team on Thursday.

Williams and Duffy led the 2023 Blue Dragons to a 23-8 season and a fourth-place finish in the Jayhawk Conference. The Dragons were ousted in the Region VI Tournament in the quarterfinals by Coffeyville.

Williams closed out a stellar Blue Dragon career as the program’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,163 points.

This season, the sophomore guard from Waxahachie, Texas, was the Blue Dragons’ top scorer and fifth-leading scorer in the Jayhawk Conference at 16.6 points per game. She shot 40.7 percent overall and 33.0 percent from 3-point range (69 of 209). Her 85.7 percent mark from the free-throw line was third-highest in the KJCCC this season.

Williams scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games played this season, reaching the 20-point plateau in 13 games.

Williams had a season high of 28 points against Independence on January 14. She had four or more 3-pointers in five games.

For her Blue Dragon career, Williams set a Blue Dragon career scoring average record of 17.6 points per game. Her 375 made field goals rank sixth most in team history. Her 151 3-pointers are sixth most, her 262 free throws are fourth most and her 83.4 percent career efficiency mark at the free-throw line ranks eighth-best in team history.

Last season, Williams was a first-team All-American, KJCCC co-MVP, KJCCC Freshman of the Year and first-team all-league/all-region selection. Williams set the Blue Dragon freshman scoring record with 648 points.

Duffy, a 6-foot freshman forward from Lafayette, Louisiana, became the 21st Blue Dragon freshman to surpass the 400-point mark in Blue Dragon history, scoring 403 points.

Duffy averaged 13.0 points and was the team’s top rebounder at 8.8 boards per game. She was the 12th-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder in the Jayhawk Conference this season. Shooting 48.6 percent from the field, Duffy ranked eighth in the KJCCC in field-goal percentage.

Starting with the first game back from the holiday break, Duffy’s game began to surge, averaging 15.6 points and 9.4 rebounds over the Blue Dragons’ final 16 games. She shot 53.7 percent over that span of games.

Duffy’s 273 total rebounds rank eighth on the Hutchinson freshman list.

With 25 points and 20 rebounds against Northwest Tech on February 18, Duffy became just the second Blue Dragon to have a 20-point/20-rebound performance in single-game history.

Duffy also became the first Blue Dragon ever to have two 20-rebound games in a career. Duffy had 21 rebounds against Independence on Nov, 16 at the Sports Arena, the second most rebounds in single-game history.