State Colleges

Hutchinson women knock off Butler

As prepared as they could possibly be, the Butler Community College women took their shot at top-seeded Hutchinson on Friday in the Region VI quarterfinals at Koch Arena.

Preparation, it turned out, which was all for naught once Jayhawk West MVP Jackie Patterson decided it was time to take over the game for the Blue Dragons on the way to a 60-44 victory.

"We felt like we denied her the ball pretty well in the first half," Butler coach Mike Helmer said. "But then when she starts catching the ball, you're really just at her mercy. There's a reason she's the MVP."

Trailing the Grizzlies 40-39 with just over seven minutes to play, Patterson scored eight points in a 10-0 Hutch run that Butler could never recover from.

Patterson, who originally signed with Wichita State out of high school, finished with a game-high 14 points and six rebounds.

"I think my teammates are used to me taking over games when we're in trouble," Patterson said. "I struggled in the first half but at halftime the coaches just told me I needed to pick it up. Specifically, they told me I needed to score more."

Trailing 28-22 at halftime, Butler stormed back to take a 36-35 lead with 13 minutes to play after a three-pointer from Paige Franklin.

But the Grizzlies' next four possessions — a span in which Hutchinson couldn't muster a score — went turnover, turnover, miss and turnover. Once the Blue Dragons got rolling, they outscored Butler 21-4 over the final seven minutes.

"That's been us all year and it's cost us, in my opinion, 12 wins," Helmer said. "We're fine on defense, but you've got to be able to score."

The teams split two previous meetings this season, with each winning on its home floor. The Blue Dragons will face Independence in Sunday's semifinals.

Emile Blakesley added nine points, all on three-pointers, for Hutchinson. Franklin led Butler with 12 points, although she also had 12 turnovers.

"It surprised me that we ended up winning by that much," Hutchinson coach John Ontjes said. "But I think we played with a little more poise than they did down the stretch."

BUTLER (20-12): Key 0-1 0-0 0, Franklin 4-9 2-3 12, Sims 0-2 4-6 4, Egwuagu 0-1 0-0 0, Fawcett 1-6 4-4 7, Tolefree 1-3 0-0 2, Andrews 3-6 3-3 9, Couey 1-2 0-0 2, Watson 0-2 0-1 0, O'neal 1-1 1-2 3, Elliott-Salas 0-2 2-4 2. Totals 12-36 17-25 44.

HUTCHINSON (29-2): Hirsh 0-3 2-2 2, Small 2-5 0-0 5, Barlow 2-12 2-2 6, Lee 1-2 0-0, Blakesley 3-7 0-0 9, Sander 3-7 0-0 7, Nuzum 3-8 3-5 9, Dreiling 0-0 0-0 0, Cornwell 0-1 0-0 0, Lawrence 0-0 6-8 6, Patterson 6-10 2-6 14. Totals 20-55 15-23 60.

Halftime—Hutchinson 28, Butler 22. 3-point shooting—Butler 3-15 (Franklin 2-4, Fawcett 1-6, Sims 0-2, Andrews 0-2, Couey 0-1); Hutchinson 5-23 (Blakesley 3-6, Sander 1-5, Small 1-4, Barlow 0-4, Hirsh 0-2, Nuzum 0-2). Rebounds—Butler 34 (Franklin 8); Hutchinson 33 (Patterson 6). Assists—Butler 8 (Fawcett 3); Hutchinson 16 (Barlow 5). Fouls—Butler 22, Hutchinson 21.

Cowley 55, Seward 51 — Leading 51-49 with 30 seconds left, Jayhawk East MVP Ariani Silva buried a three-pointer from about 25 feet to seal the win and a spot in the semifinals for Cowley. Silva led all scorers with 21 points.

COWLEY (21-11): Bryant 2-4 0-1 5, Silva 6-18 4-4 21, Barto 0-4 0-0 0, Ramelb 2-8 0-0 5, Murray 4-10 5-10 13, Peetoom 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 3-6 1-4 7, Cannon 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 19-56 10-19 55.

SEWARD (23-7): Rotolo 0-4 2-2 2, Skomal 0-4 2-2 2, Thomas 3-3 0-1 6, Yanke 4-7 0-0 11, Knoll 4-17 1-2 9, Miller 3-5 3-4 10, Willson 2-5 1-2 5, Lee 2-2 2-2 6, Bognar 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-48 11-15 51.

Halftime-Cowley 22, Seward 20. 3-point shooting-Cowley 7-21 (Silva 5-14, Bryant 1-2, Ramelb 1-5), Seward 4-17 (Yanke 3-6, Miller 1-3, Knoll 0-3, Rotolo 0-2, Skomal 0-2, Willson 0-1). Rebounds-Cowley 38 (Johnson 9); Seward 37 (Knoll 9). Assists-Cowley 16 (Johnson 9); Seward 9 (Rotolo 3). Fouls-Seward 20, Cowley 15.

Independence 84, Barton 67 — Taylor Floyd led all players with 18 points and 15 rebounds as the Pirates rolled in their quarterfinal matchup.

INDEPENDENCE (29-2): Carey 1-2 0-0 3, Tastove 3-9 0-0 9, Steinle 0-0 0-0 0, Graves 0-0 0-0 0, Priede 3-8 5-8 13, Filippovica 1-3 0-0 3, Moyer 5-12 0-0 15, Johnson 6-13 6-7 18, Anderson 1-3 0-0 3, Floyd 5-10 8-9 18, Frazier 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 26-63 19-26 84.

BARTON (21-11): Boeger 0-1 0-0 0, S. Shoemaker 1-2 0-0 3, McMillan 1-5 0-0 2, J. Shoemaker 4-8 0-0 11, Caddy 4-9 1-5 9, Fanshier 4-9 6-6 16, Adams 3-10 2-3 9, Jackson 3-7 5-7 11, Harris 3-7 0-0 6. Totals 23-58 14-21 67.

Halftime—Independence 44, Barton 30. 3-point shooting-Independence 13-34 (Moyer 5-12, Tastove 3-8, Priede 2-4, Carey 1-2, Anderson 1-2, Filippovica 1-3, Johnson 0-3); Barton 7-20 (J. Shoemaker 3-5, Fanshier 2-5, S. Shoemaker 1-2, Adams 1-3, Boeger 0-1, McMillan 0-2, Caddy 0-1, Harris 0-1). Rebounds—Independence 49 (Floyd 15); Barton 34 (Caddy 5, Jackson 5). Assists—Independence 20 (Priede 4); Barton 15 (McMillan 3). Fouls—Barton 22, Independence 19

Cloud 75, Coffeyville 61 — Satavia Taylor had 20 points and four blocks as the Thunderbirds rolled into the semifinals.

COFFEYVILLE (21-11): Jackson 0-0 1-2 1, Rolls 0-2 0-0 0, Miller 1-3 1-2 4, Turner 4-8 5-5 13, Britton 2-6 4-4 8, Frazier 0-1 0-0 0, Truesdale 2-3 0-0 4, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Cannon 5-20 9-11 19, Shaw 5-11 2-5 12. Totals 19-55 22-29 61.

CLOUD (23-7): DeHayward 1-7 1-2 3, Wischer 9-17 0-2 18, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Mansilla 2-7 1-3 5, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Russell 4-6 5-7 13, Griswold 3-6 0-0 6, Taylor 6-13 7-8 20, Schuetz 2-2 5-8 10. Totals 27-58 19-30 75.

Halftime—Cloud 36, Coffeyville 28. 3-point shooting-Coffeyville 1-7 (Miller 1-2, Britton 0-2, Turner 0-2, Rolls 0-1); Cloud 2-7 (Taylor 1-3, Schuetz 1-1, Mansilla 0-2, Wischer 0-1). Rebounds—Coffeyville 44 (Shaw 15); Cloud 31 (Wischer 9). Assists—Coffeyville 10 (Turner 3, Britton 3); Cloud 20 (Wischer 7). Fouls—Cloud 19, Coffeyville 18.

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