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W. Basketball – JCCC caps regular season with 76-point win

02/27/14

W. Basketball – JCCC caps regular season with 76-point win

Kariel Hutt

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Lady Cavaliers’ six sophomores combined for 82 points on Sophomore Night to lead No. 2 Johnson County to an easy 76-point blowout victory, 119-43, over the overmatched Brown Mackie College Lady Lions. The 119 points scored is the third highest output in team history, and the 76-point victory margin ties the fifth largest all-time. 

Forward Kariel Hutt, a three-time KJCCC Player of the Week winner this season, recorded her sixth double-double of the campaign, pouring in 16 points while hauling down 13 rebounds to go with three blocks and two assists. It was an impressive way to close out her final regular season game. 

Fellow sophomore Taylor McDowell matched Hutt’s 16-point effort, knocking down 6-of-11 shots, including four treys, followed by Sameia Kendall with 15, Camille Gee 14, Juanita Robinson 11 and Timeka O’Neal 10. O’Neal also dished out eight assists. Freshman forward Nieka Wheeler was the seventh JCCC player in double figures, finishing with 14 and six boards. 

Johnson County shot 61 percent from the field, 58 percent from 3-point range, and outrebounded Brown Mackie 64-to-31. 

“It’s been a special group young ladies,” said head coach Ben Conrad. “They were filling some huge shoes two years ago when we graduated seven kids that went on to play major college basketball. This group not only filled those shoes, they turned out to be the winningest group we’ve had here. All six of them have opportunities to play beyond here. I can’t wait to see what they do in the future, and I am proud that we will have played a role in what they do.” 

The Lady Cavaliers, now 29-1, match last season’s regular season mark, and enter Region VI D-II tournament at the No. 1 seed. Johnson County will host the winner of the Brown Mackie/Hesston first round game on Tue., March 4. 

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.