October 5, 2022

Hugoton wins two in Scott City


Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Both Hugoton and Scott City wrapped up play in the Sterling Invitational on Friday, and on Tuesday night, they met up at the Scott Community Event Center for a GWAC doubleheader. The visitors from Hugoton would continue their hot streaks, as they would sweep the doubleheader, as the Lady Eagles took a 57-21 win, while the Eagle boys pulled away in the final period in a 67-47 win.

Hugoton Girls 57, Scott City 21
The No. 3 team in the state started out with 10 points in the first two minutes and never looked back. Hugoton would jump out to a 10-0 lead and lead 16-5 after one period, and use another 10-0 run to lead 26-7 midway through the second quarter. Scott City could pull no closer than 26-11 with 50 seconds left before halftime, as the Lady Eagles continued their hot shooting throughout, scoring 23 unanswered to lead 49-11 with 3:16 left in the third frame. The Lady Beavers scored only two points in the third quarter, and those points ended a scoring drought of nearly seven minutes. Hugoton led 53-13 heading into the fourth quarter, when a continuous clock was used. Scott City would outscore the Lady Eagles 8-4 in the final frame, as the final would be 57-21.

Mikyn Hamlin led the way for Hugoton with 22 points, while Summya Adigun added 12, as the Lady Eagles finished 8-10 at the foul line and had nine turnovers. Brooke Strine had six points to lead Scott City, who finished with 23 turnovers, and shot 4-7 at the free throw line.

With the win, Hugoton leads the series 24-12 since 1989, and won in Scott City for the first time since 2018. It was a season-low of points for the Lady Beavers, who dropped their third straight to the Lady Eagles.

Hugoton  16-13-24-4-57
Scott City 5-6-2-8-21

Hugoton (10-0, 1-0): Mc. Hamlin 2 1-2 6; McClure 1 0-0 2; Salazar 0 0-0 0; Slocum 0 0-0 0; Vos 2 4-4 8; Amerin 0 0-0 0; Adigun 5 2-2 12; Haar 2 0-0 4; Beard 1 1-2 3; Mi. Hamlin 10 0-0 22; Team: 23 8-10 57
Scott City (2-9, 0-2): Rumford 1 0-0 2; Strine 3 0-0 6; Latta 1 1-2 3; Ford 0 0-0 0; Felker 2 0-0 5; Cramer 0 0-0 0; Cupp 0 0-0 0; Tucker 1 2-3 4; Patton 0 1-2 1; Team: 8 4-7 21

Three Pointers: Hugoton 3 (Mi. Hamlin 2, Mc. Hamlin 1); Rebounds: Hugoton 31, Scott City 25; Turnovers: Hugoton 9, Scott City 23; Fouls: Hugoton 7, Scott City 11; Fouled Out: None.

Coach Amy Felker Postgame

Hugoton Boys 67, Scott City 47
Tuesday’s game would be a bit different from the first matchup 18 days ago, as Hugoton would lead throughout, despite two early leads for the Beavers at 5-4 and 8-6. The Eagles would continue their hot three point shooting from the Sterling Invitational, and build a 19-10 lead after the first quarter, and use a 10-2 second quarter run to take a 34-22 halftime lead. Scott City would keep things interesting for a while, pulling to within eight on a pair of occasions, with the last coming at 44-36 with 1:23 left in the third frame. Hugoton would score the final bucket of the third quarter and score the first six points of the fourth period to lead 52-36 with 6:26 left. After the Beavers got to within 54-42 with 4:27 left, the Eagles would score 13 straight in a two-minute stretch to lead 67-42 with 2:15 left. Scott City scored the games final five points to make the final 67-47. The Beavers would score their season-high of points after scoring the fewest amount of points in 34 years on Friday afternoon. 

Four Eagles scored double figures, as Jayce Korf led the way with 19 points, Ryle Riddlesperger had 13 and Wyatt Angell and Sawyer Harper had 12 points apiece. They were 4-5 at the free throw line and finished with 13 turnovers. Dylan Metzger led Scott City with 11 points as they hit their lone free throw attempt, and had 17 turnovers. 

Scott City still leads the series with Hugoton 18-17 since 1989, despite the Eagles winning their ninth straight in the series, including their sixth consecutive in Scott City. The win for Hugoton was their eighth straight after starting 0-2. 

Hugoton   19-15-12-31-67
Scott City 10-12-14-11-47

Hugoton (8-2, 1-0): Angell 4 3-3 12; Lewis 0 0-0; Riddlesperger 5 0-0 13; Bennett 0 0-0 0; Harper 5 0-0 12; Daharsh 1 1-2 3; Plowman 0 0-0 0; Littell 0 0-0 0; Tharp 0 0-0 0; Gaskill 0 0-0 0; Korf 7 0-0 19; Mecklenberg 2 0-0 4; Williams 2 0-0 4; Martin 0 0-0 0; Team: 26 4-5 67
Scott City (2-9, 0-1): Serrano 0 0-0 0; I. Tarango 0 0-0 0; Rosin 3 0-0 8; King 3 0-0 7; Stevens 0 0-0 0; Thon 1 0-0 2; Culp 3 1-1 7; Hawkins 1 0-0 2; Bailey 2 0-0 6; Metzger 4 0-0 11; E. Tarango 0 0-0 0; Johnson 0 0-0 0; Gooden 2 0-0 4; Team: 19 1-1 47

Three Pointers: Hugoton 11 (Korf 5, Riddlesperger 3, Harper 2, Angell 1), Scott City 8 (Metzger 3, Rosin 2, Bailey 2, King 1); Rebounds: Hugoton 27, Scott City 23; Turnovers: Hugoton 13, Scott City 17; Fouls: Hugoton 6, Scott City 10; Fouled Out: None.

Coach Brian Gentry Postgame

Scott City is scheduled to play at Cimarron on Friday and host Goodland on Saturday, while Hugoton will host Ulysses on Friday.