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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  •  Hesston men topple Johnson County

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  • HESSTON — The Hesston College men’s basketball team claimed a key win Tuesday, topping Johnson County Community College 75-58 in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play at Yost Center. Hesston outscored the Cavaliers 33-9 from 3-point range. The Larks led 45-33 at the half. Hesston was 27 of 60 from the field, 16 of 32 in the first half. Johnson County was 23 of 56 shooting. Pierre Zook led Hesston with 21 points, hitting five of seven from 3-point range. Mahlon Jones and William Barnes added 13 points each. Johnson County was led by JaRon Rollins with 17 points. Myles Hibler and Tony Jones scored 13 points each. Christian Hildebrandt scored 10 points. The rest of the team combined for five points. Johnson County falls to Johnson County falls to 3-6, 1-1 in Region VI play. Hesston is 6-5, 1-2 in Region VI play. Hesston hosts 17th-ranked (NJCAA Division II) Highland Community College at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yost Center.JOHNSON COUNTY CC (3-6, 1-1 Region VI) — Rollins 7-10 1-3 17, Mi.Hibler 1-2 0-2 2, Myers 0-0 0-0 0, My.Hibler 5-12 3-6 13, Totta 0-0 0-0 0, Henrichs 1-3 0-0 3, Sublette 0-0 0-0 0, Hildebrandt 4-16 2-3 10, Boehler 0-4 0-0 0, T.Jones 5-9 3-4 13, King 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 23-56 9-18 58. HESSTON (6-5, 1-2 Region VI) — M.Jones 6-17 1-5 13, Stevens 0-0 0-0 0, Roth 0-1 0-0 0, Ambo 0-0 0-0 0, Gingerich 3-3 0-0 9, C.Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Santiago 2-5 0-0 6, Barnes 4-9 4-5 13, Zook 6-11 4-4 21, Palmer 2-3 0-0 4, Smoot 3-7 1-1 7, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Patterson 1-3 0-0 2, TOTALS 27-60 10-15 75. Johnson Co. 33 25 —58 Hesston 45 30 —75 Total fouls — JC 14, HC 15. Technical fouls — JC: T.Jones. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — JC 3-9 (Rollins 2-2, Henrichs 1-3, Hildebrecht 0-4), HC 11-21 (M.Jones 0-3, Roth 0-1, Gingerich 3-3, Santiago 2-5, Barnes 1-2, Zook 5-7). Rebounds — JC 33 (My.Hibler 9), HC 21 (Smoot 6). Assists — JC 5 (Henrichs 3), HC 15 (M.Jones 4, Santiago 4). Turnovers — JC 18 (Rollins 7), HC 10 (Barnes 4). Blocked shots — JC 1 (My.Hibler), HC 7 (Smoot 6). Steals — JC 5 (My.Hibler 2), HC 12 (Zook 4).   

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