Women’s basketball wins in Puerto Rico

Dylan McManis

The Washburn women’s basketball team won both of their games while in Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving break on Nov. 25 through 26, advancing their current non-conference record to 4-2.

The first game that the Washburn women played was against Kutztown University, Washburn won with 62-50 on Nov. 25 with a .500 field goal percentage and leading the rebounds 44-16. The most notable point leaders for the team were Felisha Gibbs with 13 points and Reagan Phelan with 11 points.

The second game was against the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon women’s team, which Washburn defeated 55-49 Nov. 26. While the game against Bayamon was a bit closer for Washburn, they still managed a victory with a field goal percentage of .400 to Bayamon’s .340. The big names of the Bayamon game were Jharian Bown and Erin Dohnalek, who put up 17 and 11 points respectively alongside Dohnalek’s seven rebounds. This finished the team’s Puerto Rico excursion with two wins, pushing them to a 4-2 record.

The Washburn women’s basketball team’s 4-2 record outside of the conference bodes well, but still places them in the middle of the pack amongst their MIAA peers. Before the conference games start up for Washburn on Dec. 7 at Fort Hays State, Washburn has two more non-conference home games.

The first of these final two games is against Oklahoma Panhandle State University on Dec. 3 in Lee arena at 4 p.m., followed by another home game against Benedictine college Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. These two games are a good opportunity for Wahsburn to improve, especially since Fort Hays’ team is currently undefeated and will put up a tough fight for the Ichabods.