HCC Dragons Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Advance to Semifinals


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HCC Dragons number 15 Kalani Corkeron lining up for a shot

Timothy Winans

The HCC Dragons men’s and women’s basketball teams both defeated their quarterfinal opponents in Frederick, Maryland, to advance to the regional semifinals on Tuesday, March 7th and Friday, March 10th.

The HCC Women’s basketball team defeated the Chesapeake Skipjacks from Chesapeake College in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.

The game leaders were freshman forward Mikiyah Mallett who scored 16 points and sophomore guard Kalani Corkeron scoring 12 points in the game Tuesday against Chesapeake College.

The Dragons skipped all over the Chesapeake Skipjacks in the third quarter for a final score of 57 to 41 in the Dragons’ favor.

HCC Dragons number 21 Mikiyah Mallett (HCC Athletics)

They will face number #1 seed and #2 nationally ranked CCBC Essex Knights Friday, March 10 at Frederick Community College for the semifinals.

The Knights are 30-1 on the season and defeated Howard in the regular season 81-60 back on December 3 according the the HCC Athletics website.

The men’s basketball team defeated the Catonsville Cardinals from Catonsville Community College in Maryland.

The game’s leading scorers were number 21 sophomore guard Koby Baptiste with a colossal 28 points, followed by number 2 freshman guard Shane Taylor with 13 points.

Number 21 HCC Dragons sophomore guard Koby Baptiste (HCC Athletics)

The Dragons were tied up early at 15-15 then went on to lead for the rest of the game with the final score of 90-74 in the Dragons’ favor.

The men’s basketball team will go on to face the Montgomery College Raptors on Friday, March 10 at Frederick Community College for the semifinals game. The Dragons’ current record is 22-6 overall and 9-2 in the division.

The men’s basketball team won the regional championship in 2020 and before that in 2013, which qualified them for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship in both those years.

If the Dragons make it again this year it would be only the third time in the team’s history that they make it to the NJCAA championship.

HCC Dragons number 21 sophomore guard Koby Baptiste taking a shot (HCC Athletics)