BLUE DRAGON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Hutchinson (8-2, 6-2) vs. Barton (8-4, 5-3)
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Where: Hutchinson Sports Arena
Tipoff: 5:30 p.m.
Live Video: Blue Dragon Sports Network, 5:20 p.m.
Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Entering the final games before the Christmas break, the Jayhawk Conference women's title chase is completely up for grabs.
Two of the seven teams still with legitimate chances to win the 2018 title are the Hutchinson Blue Dragons and Barton Cougars.
Hutchinson and Barton meet at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Sports Arena. The game will be broadcast live on Blue Dragon flagship station KHUT-FM (102.9) and on sister stations KWBW-AM/FM (1450/98.5) with Rusty Hilst and Dan Naccarato calling the action at 5:20 p.m. The game will also be streamed live on the Blue Dragon Sports Network at 5:20 p.m.
There is a three-way tie for first place in the Jayhawk with Cowley, Cloud County and Independence sharing the top spot with 7-1 records. Immediately behind those three teams are the Blue Dragons and Seward County at 6-2. Barton and Coffeyville are two games back at 5-3.
With Hutchinson's 59-53 victory at Butler and Cowley's win over previously unbeaten Independence on Wednesday, the Blue Dragons picked up a game in the conference standings.
The Blue Dragons (8-2) continue to strive for offensive consistently.
On Wednesday, the Dragons were in severe foul trouble, which led to a stagnant offense that produced only two field goals over the final 13:30 of the game with the Grizzlies, none in the final 9:20.
Dejanae Roebuck had her fifth double-double for Hutch with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Despite the occasional offensive trouble, the Blue Dragons have won six games in a row since dropping their first two Jayhawk games of the season.
The Cougars (8-4) rebounded from a bad loss to Independence with a 75-52 win over Dodge City with a 75-52 win on Wednesday over Dodge City in Great Bend.
Barton is 8-1 at home this season at home, but 0-3 on the road. The Cougars are averaging 75.0 points per game, shooting 41 percent overall land 36.5 percent from 3-point range. Jaylin Stapleton is the conference's No. 3 scorer at 16.6 points per game.
After Saturday, the Blue Dragons enter the Christmas break and will then travel to Florida to play Santa Fe College and Florida Southwestern on December 29 and 30 in Fort Myers, Florida.