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HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Jacob Thomas went 9-of-18 from outside the 3-point arc, scoring 31 points to lead Howard College to a 92-69 rout of hometown Hutchinson College on Tuesday in the second round of the men’s national junior college baskertball championships..
Cameron Forte added 26 points for the Hawks on 10-of-17 field goals and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Thomas opened the game with a 30-footer, helping Howard to a 6-0 lead before Hutchinson rolled off 10 straight points before a hugely partisan crowd.
Hutchinson led 38-30 at the half, but Howard doubled Hutchinson over the last 20 minutes – 62-to-31 – for an easy 23-point win.
For the game, Howard hit 11-of-28 three-pointers to just 3-of-16 for Hutchinson.
Turnovers were relatively even – 18 by Hutchinson to 15 by Howard. But the Hawks capitalized much more, scoring 26 points off turnovers to just 7 by Hutchinson.
The Hawks had two other players in double figures – 14 points by DaShaun Wiggins and 10 points by Ladon Carter.