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Ibarguen’s Big Night Not Enough

Brock Kappelmann - February 16, 2022 11:16 pm

The Seward County Saints were thinking upset Wednesday night in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.  They led 51-49 with 8:40 remaining against the #19 Blue Dragons.  Harvin Ibarguin carried the Saints offensively with 26 points and 12 rebounds.  He did that on 12-13 shooting.  But Hutchinson prevailed 73-59 closing out the game on a 24-8 run.
The Blue Dragons led 19-10 before the Saints cut the  lead to 22-20.  Hutch led 29-20 before the Saints rallied and a Jaylin Henderson three cut lead to 32-29 Blue Dragons at the half.  The Saints led 42-41 with 14:30 to play.  Seward led 44-43.  An Ibarguen put back slam made it 46-45 Saints.  Harvin’s reverse layup and free throw gave the Saints a 51-49 lead with 8:40 left.  Hutch outscored the Saints 24-8 the rest of the way.
Hutch shot 49 percent from the field.  Seward shot 40 percent from the field.  Hutch out rebounded SCCC 40-26.  Seward forced the Dragons into 19 turnovers.  Seward led points in the paint 32-22.
Seward drops their ninth straight road game.  Seward is 11-18 overall and 8-15 in the Jayhawk.  Hutchinson is 21-6 overall and 15-6 in the Jayhawk. Seward hosts Coffeyville Saturday at 8 for Sophomore Recognition in the Green House.  The game will air on 107.5 and the KSCB and The Legend App.  Sharp McQueen PA is the game sponsor.


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