Ichabods dismiss leading rebounder Kimble

Christopher A. Smith / Campus Editor

For the second time in two months, the Washburn men’s basketball team has dismissed a key senior.

Darnell Kimble, a forward for the Ichabods, will not play with the team in the MIAA tournament this weekend after being released last Friday.

In several instances, Kimble was visibly upset during WU’s 78-63 loss to Emporia State last Wednesday.

Near the end of the game, Kimble remained seated on the bench outside of the huddle during time outs, and as the final seconds ticked down, he threw his jersey on the court and headed for the locker room.

Although Kimble started in his final game at Lee Arena, he played just eight minutes, going 0-for-3 from the field and scoring one point.

In his second year playing with Washburn, Kimble was the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.0 per game and second leading scorer, with 11.9 points per game.

Starting point guard Mario Scott was dismissed in January after being ruled academically ineligible.

Scott led the team in assists and steals, and since his release the Bods have gone 5-5.

Logan Stutz will likely reclaim his starting role in Kimble’s place when the Bods face Emporia State Thursday in the MIAA tournament’s opening round.