Log Out | Member Center

66°F

72°/52°

Butler rallies to knock off No. 4 Hutchinson

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at 7:10 a.m.

Trailing by 11 points at halftime, the Butler Community College men rallied behind Shomari Triggs’ 23 points — 19 in the second half — for an 80-78 upset victory over No. 4 Hutchinson Community College on Monday night in El Dorado.

The Grizzlies also overcame a career-high 35 points from Hutchinson guard Kadeem Allen, an Arizona commit and the reigning Jayhawk West player of the year.

Butler led 29-25 with 3:45 to play in the first half before the Blue Dragons reeled off a 13-0 run before halftime. Trailing 42-31 in the second half, Butler went on a 9-0 run with three-pointers from Triggs, Jonah Legg and Bakari Triggs to get within two points.

After trading leads back and forth, Hutchinson tied the game at 65-65 with just over five minutes to play but Butler answered with a 7-2 run and never trailed again.

Bakari Triggs added 18 points for Butler. Trent Richardson added 16 points and Hutchinson native Sean Goodwin finished with 12 points for Butler (5-1).

DeShawn Freeman added 16 points for Hutchinson (4-1).

It was the second time the two teams played in their non-conference schedules, with Hutchinson winning the game in Hutchinson. Butler is new to the Jayhawk East this season.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs