Courtesy of Hutchinson CC Sports Information
The 14th-ranked Hutchinson Community College women's basketball team bids for its 14th 10-0 start to a season on Saturday when the Blue Dragons play host to the high-scoring Pratt Beavers.
Tipoff for the Jayhawk Conference contest is 5:30 p.m. at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
The game will be broadcast live on Blue Dragon flagship station KHUT-FM (102.9) at 5:15 p.m. with Sean Boston calling the action. Sister stations KWBW-AM/FM (1450/98.5) will join the broadcast after the completion of Blue Dragon Football at Gowans Stadium. The Blue Dragon Sports Network will stream the game live beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Since John Ontjes became head coach before the 2007-08 season, the Blue Dragons have started a season 10-0 five times and have had win streaks or at least 10 games 14 different times.
The Blue Dragons moved to 9-0 on Wednesday after a 73-48 victory at Independence. Kiki Smith, Hailey Jackson and Monae Duffy combined for 51 points and Journey Armstead dished out seven assists in the victory.
Saturday's matchup features the Nos. 1 and 4 scoring offenses in the Jayhawk Conference.
Hutchinson averaged 86.2 points per game and Pratt averages 80.2 points per game. The Beavers are averaging 80.3 points in conference play, including a season-high 99 points in a 99-89 victory over Barton on November 21.
The game also features the Nos. 1 and 5 top individual scorers in Hutchinson's Kiki Smith and Pratt's Princess Anderson. Smith is fifth in the Jayhawk at 18.1 points per game. Anderson, the reigning KJCCC and NJCAA Player of the Week, averages 25.8 points per game coming off games of 29, 24 and 31 points in her last three games.
Pratt (6-3, 1-3) enters play on Saturday after dropping a 90-88 decision at No. 15 Dodge City on Wednesday. The Beavers trailed by nine points with just more than a minute to play and made it a one-possession game and had the last possession of the game.
The Blue Dragons bid for their 18th consecutive victory over Pratt. Last season Hutchinson defeated the Beavers 74-57 and 88-57. Pratt hasn't won a game in the series on the floor since 2008 - the Beavers received two forfeit wins in 2015 - and hasn't won at the Sports Arena since 2004.