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Washburn women notch first win in OT; slow start dooms Ichabod men

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON
TopSports.news

The Washburn women's basketball team outscored Oklahoma Baptist 14-2 in overtime to capture a 62-50 victory on Saturday afternoon, with the Ichabods evening their record at 1-1.

Washburn opened the game with 10 unanswered points and closed out the first quarter with a 12-2 lead. The Ichabods ended the first half on a 7-2 run and took a 24-16 advantage into halftime. 

The Bison (0-2) started to chip away at the deficit making four 3-pointers in the third quarter to trim Washburn's lead to 37-35 heading into the fourth frame. 

Lauren Cassaday made a layup with 8:28 left in regulation to start a 7-0 Ichabod scoring run over the next three minutes of play. With 3:44 on the clock, Oklahoma Baptist responded with a 6-0 run of its own to pull within three, 46-43.

With just one second on the clock, OBU's Jaylin Stapleton hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 48-all. The Ichabods in-bounded the ball and found MackenzieGamble, but her buzzer-beating shot attempt bounced around the rim and off to the side as time expired.

BentleyHunter Bentley

The Bison scored the first points of overtime on a layup, but that would be the only points they scored in extra time as Hunter Bentley responded with seven points in a row with a three-pointer, a fast break layup and free throws.

KatieGlatczak scored the final points of the afternoon with a 3-pointer with just over a minute left in OT. 
 
The Ichabods shot 37.5 percent from the field while the Bison finished with a 27.6 clip. Washburn went 9 for 24 from 3-point range and Oklahoma Baptist was 8 for 18. The Ichabods won the battle on the boards, 45-40. Washburn also forced 20 turnovers and turned that into 17 points. 
 
Bentley was 7 for 11 from the field and hit three triples to finish with a team-high 20 points. Gamble was 5 for 10 from behind the arc and had 17 points. Abby Oliver played 40 minutes and grabbed 13 rebounds to go with her nine points, three steals and two blocks. 
 
Mallory Lockhart hit seven of Oklahoma Baptist's eight three-pointers, finishing the game 7 for 13 from deep to lead the team with 21 points.

The Ichabods will play their home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against Benedictine College. 

AUGUSTANA MEN 72, WASHBURN 58

The Augustana Vikings jumped out to a 22-8 lead 9:20 into the game and never looked back as they handed the Ichabod their first loss of the season in a 72-58 loss. 

KeeganMichael Keegan

EllisKevaughn Ellis

The Ichabods trailed 43-21 at the break as the Vikings shot 16 of 30 in the first half while the Ichabods were 7 of 29 from the field. Augustana (2-0) also held a 27 to 8 advantage on the glass in the opening 20 minutes.

Washburn rallied in the second half to turn a deficit of as many as 25 points to 11 with just under four minutes to play but would get no closer.
 
After shooting 24 percent in the first half the Ichabods improved to 44 percent in the second half going 14 of 32 from the field while outscoring the Vikings 37-29.
 
 Michael Keegan and Kevaughn Ellis led the Ichabods with 12 points as the only Washburn players to reach double figures. Isaac Fink led the Vikings with 23 points pacing three in double figures.
 
Washburn finished 34 percent from the field for the game and went 6 of 21 from deep and 10 of 11 from the free throw line. Augustana was 25 of 56 over all for a 45 percent average hitting 9 of 23 3-pointers and 13 of 20 from the charity stripe.
 
The Vikings had a 44 to 26 advantage on the glass.

Washburn played without injured starters Tyler Geiman (ankle) and Jonny Clausing (foot).

The Ichabods return to action Wednesday at William Jewell (7 p.m. in Liberty, Mo.).