VIDEO: Washburn’s 93-43 win over Evangel

Washburn / SID / Video By: Michael Vander Linden, Washburn Review

Sierra Moeller had a season-high 16 points and joined three other Lady Blues in double figures as Washburn defeated Evangel, 93-43 Monday night in Lee Arena.

No. 10 Washburn improved to 7-2 in its final non-conference tune up. The Lady Blues will travel to Northwest Missouri Saturday for a 5:30 p.m. game to open MIAA play.

Moeller was 5 of 8 from the field and 6 of 9 from the free throw line. Overall, Washburn shot 59 percent in the game while the Lady Crusaders (1-5), playing the game as an exhibition, were 31 percent from the field. Washburn was 10 of 20 from 3-point range and Evangel was 4 of 23.

Ebonie Williams went 6 of 7 from the field for 14 points and Stevi Schultz hit four 3-pointers and scored 13 points. Laura McMullin was 5 of 7 from the field for 14 points.

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Washburn led by 20 at halftime and quickly built it to 30 by starting the half on a 10-0 run. Williams hit two straight 3-pointers during that streak. Evangel then hit two free throws but Washburn came right back with 10 more consecutive points to give the Lady Blues 20 of the first 22 points in the second half.

A 12-0 run later put the Lady Blues up by 44, 77-33 at the 7:19 mark. Schultz hit a pair of treys during that streak. A free throw from Brittney Lynch later gave WU a 50-point lead at 3:10 and then in the final minute, Stormye Everett hit a lay-up that gave WU a game-high 54-point lead.

Casyn Buchman scored eight points off the bench for Washburn. She was 2 for 2 from 3-point range in the first half and in the second half McMullin scored 12 of her 14 points off 5 of 6 shooting.

After a solid 56 percent effort from the field in the first half for Washburn, the Lady Blues returned to the floor and shot 63 percent in the second half. They were 5 of 9 (56 percent) from 3-point range in the closing 20 minutes.

The Lady Blues recorded 26 assists off 35 made baskets. Schultz led with five and four other players had at least three.

Schultz also led Washburn with seven rebounds and Moeller led with three blocks, setting a season-high. The Lady Blues led Evangel in rebounds, 43-21 and committed 11 turnovers while EU had 17.

Emily Akins led the Lady Crusaders with 14 points and Kara Blankenship had 12. She led her team with four assists.