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No. 9 Dragons Run by Mineral Area to Open BSN Classic

By Hutchinson CC Sports Information


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Hutchinson Community College Women’s Basketball team scored the first nine points on Friday night and never looked back in a decisive victory over Mineral Area at the BSN Sports Tipoff Classic at the Sports Arena.

Hutchinson shot 49.2 percent while holding the Cardinals to 32.1 percent from the field in an 84-48 victory.

The Blue Dragons (2-0) play host to NEO (0-1) at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Mineral Area (1-1) takes on Barton (2-0) at 1 p.m. at the Sports Arena.

The Blue Dragons are now 3-0 all-time against Mineral Area and the 36-point margin of victory is the largest in series history.

Sophomore Mya Williams scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in an opening half that saw the Blue Dragons take a 9-0 lead with 5:51 to play in the opening quarter. Mineral Area got as close as seven only twice more in the first quarter.

Williams had her 16th career 20-point game on 6 of 13 shooting with a pair of 3-pointer and going 7 of 9 from the foul line.

Sophomore Kali Howard posted her second-straight double-double with a career-high 12 points and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds. Howard scored all 12 of her points in the second half, scoring off three offensive rebounds.

Sophomore Morgan Browning had 10 points with four assists. Freshman Monae Duffy had seven points and a season-high 11 rebounds. Bree Horyna and Leata Te Nana-Williams had seven points each.

The Blue Dragons shot 29 of 59 overall, hitting 9 of 26 from the 3-point line and 17 of 27 from the foul line.

The Dragons had a massive 54-18 rebounding advantage. Sophomore Natalie Payne finished with eight assists.

Lexi McCully had 17 points to pace Mineral Area.

No. 9 Hutchinson (2-0) vs. NEO (0-1)
BSN Sports Tipoff Classic

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena
Time: 5:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Game: Barton vs. Mineral Area
VideoBlue Dragon Sports Network, 5:15 p.m.
Twitter: @bluedragonsport