Maize breezes by Hutch in Invite consolation round

By Steve Sell
January 23, 2015
Kendall Shaw

The second meeting of the year between Maize and Hutchinson on Friday in the consolation round of the McPherson Invitational was similar to the first.

Except the Eagles were a more decisive winner than in the first meeting, which the Salthawks kept within seven points.

Maize jumped on Hutch in the first quarter for a 15-6 lead and never was seriously challenged as it scored a 57-42 triumph.

The Eagles will play Blue Valley West at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for fifth place, while Hutchinson and Mill Valley will kick off Saturday’s festivities at 1:30.

Maize held Hutch to just 3 of 14 from the field in the first half as the Salthawks didn’t resemble the same team that actually pushed McPherson on Thursday. The Eagles doubled up Hutch 32-16 as Cortlin Standifer time and again got to the basket for 11 points.

Standifer finished with 15 points to lead the Eagles and Matthew LeBegue chipped in with 10. 

Trent Webster led the 'Hawks with 12 points. Hutch did warm up in the second half to make 8 of 17, but still finished at 11 of 35 for 35 percent.

Maize (57) — Standifer 6-11, 2-3, 15; Goode 1-2, 0-0, 2; Bugbee 1-4, 4-4, 6; K. Johnson 3-5, 0-0, 9; Schultz 2-5, 1-2, 5; Spence 1-2, 0-0, 2; Ledbetter 1-3, 0-0, 3; LeBegue 5-0, 0-0, 10; D. Johnson 2-3, 0-0, 5. Totals — 22-45, 7-10, 57. 3-pointers — K. Johnson 3, Standifer 1, Ledbetter 1, D. Johnson 1.

Hutch (42) — Howard 2-3, 1-1, 5; Webster 4-9, 3-6, 12; Richards 0-0, 0-2, 0; Fee 0-1, 4-4, 4; Wintz 1-8, 7-8, 9; Middleton 2-2, 0-0, 4; Stoecklein 0-4, 2-2, 2; Faucett 1-2, 0-2, 3; Maldonado 1-2, 1-2, 3. Totals — 11-31, 18-27, 42. 3-pointers — Webster 1, Faucett 1.


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