HUTCHINSON, Kan.: (Transcript from KWBW Sports) 7:10 am on BW Radio, time to turn to sports. A lot of it will start with high school basketball. Hutchinson High School, a standalone game last night, in Derby came from behind to win 55-50. Wade Meyer hit his only basket of the game, a three pointer to give Hutchinson a 48-47 lead with 2:18 to play.
It was free throws, basically the rest of the way as the Salt Hawks hold on to push their record to 12 and 0.
Duantay King had a career high 24 points to lead the #2 ranked team in 5A Hutchinson to that victory.
Elsewhere in Boys action, Smokey Valley downed Trinity Catholic 50-43. Wichita Defenders beat Central Christian 61-44. On the girls side, El-Saline beat Central Christian Girls 59-50. Fairfield beat Stanford 62-20 and Smoky Valley over Hutchinson Trinity Catholic 58-27.
Derby High School's Addison Brown has been named to the McDonald's All-America basketball team, just one of 24 players in the nation named to that squad. The All-America game will be played in Houston March 28.
#12 Iowa State holds on to beat #5 K-State 80-76. What a game in Ames. Marquese Noel led K-State with 23 points. They now dropped to 17 and 3, 6 and 2 in the Big 12. That conference is just loaded with talent.
The NJCAA has announced details for the 2023 NJCAA Division 1 Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Finals. Both national championship contests will be nationally televised for the first time on ESPNU as part of a multiyear meteorites agreement with ESPN. The D1 Men's Championship here in Hutchinson will be Saturday, March 25th at one. The women's Championship final will be on Monday, March 27th at 7:00.
Hutchinson sophomore guard Jaiden Garrison named the Jayhawk Conference D1 Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday. The Sophomore from Little River averaged 16 and a half points, shot 48% from the floor in wins over Indy and Cloud.
Mya Williams of the women was named the Jayhawk Women's Basketball Player of the Week yesterday, as well as Williams had games of 28 in a road win against Independance and 23 against Cloud County.
Jason O'Toole, athletic director at Cowley College and long time employee there, has resigned effective February 28. O'Toole declining to comment on his resignation when reached by the phone by several sources at Cowley College.
Sophomore Demitri Brown broke a meet record on Saturday and posted the fourth best indoor long jump in Blue Dragon Men's Track and Field History. For that he has been named the Jayhawk Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week.
And finally the Royals announcing that they have acquired left handed pitcher Josh Taylor from Boston for infielder Alberto Mandisa and a player to be named later. Taylor, who will be 30 on March 2nd, missed the 2022 season with a back injury and three seasons in the majors with Boston from 2019 to 2021 pitched to a 3.69 era, pitched in six of Boston's 11 postseason games and was very impressive with an era in the low twos. He has held left handed batters over his career to a .174 average. Mondesi, 27, was maybe the most injured Royals player in the history of that franchise. Never could stay on the field and the Royals have unloaded him.
That's sports on BW.