Washburn women win big over Bearcats

Brenden Williams

The Washburn women’s basketball team rolled to a blowout victory over the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats 60-43 as three of the Ichabods reached double digits in scoring.

The first quarter ended 15-8 with the Bods in the lead after the team got off to a great start shooting and only improved as the game went on, scoring 17 in the second quarter and holding the Bearcats to only five points, making the halftime score 32-13.

The Bods slowed with an 11-point third quarter while the Bearcats responded after halftime with 15. In the final quarter the Ichabods pulled further ahead to secure a Washburn victory with a 17-point fourth quarter.

Julie Rayn lead the team with 15 points, shooting 69 percent, followed by Erika Lane with 13 points, five assists and six rebounds, and Felisha Gibbs with 11 points and who led the team defensively with four blocks.

The team as a whole shot 42 percent and hit seven 3-point shots but lost the rebounding battle for the first time this season.