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Career night for Monday helps key WU 75-46 romp past No. 18 Vikings

By RICK PETERSON

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The Washburn Ichabods closed the first half on a 27-6 run, rolling to a 75-46 win over No. 18-ranked Augustana in Saturday's final game of the Central Region Challenge in Municipal Auditorium with WU leveling its record at 1-1 on the season. Washburn will have its home opener on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against William Jewell.

JadenMondaySophomore Jaden Monday scored a career-high 22 points with six 3-pointers as Washburn rolled to a 75-46 win over No. 18-ranked Augustana Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

With the Ichabods trailing 13-7 with 14:39 to play in the opening half after starting the game 2 of 8 from the field, Washburn scored the next 12 points of the game, hitting 4 of 6 shots while holding Augustana (1-1) to an 0 of 7 spurt to go up 19-13 with 6:59 to play in the half.

After a free throw by the Vikings, Washburn finished the half on a 12-2 run to take a 34-19 lead into the break. 

Washburn held Augustana to 5 of 24 shooting in the first half while the Ichabods were 11 of 27.

The Ichabods pushed their lead to as many as 32 with two minutes left in the second half as Augustana was 9 of 23 from the field in the second half and 1 of 7 from deep as Washburn outscored the 2022 NCAA Central Regional finalists, 41 to 27.

Sophomore Jaden Monday led the Ichabods with a career-high 22 points, going 6 of 12 from 3-point range. 

Freshman Jarmell Johnson scored 13 off the bench and Connor Deffebaugh scored 10 with a career-high seven assists.

Sophomore Andrew Orr had a career-high nine rebounds adding eight points and sophomore Michael Keeganhad nine boards and two blocks with two steals.

Washburn finished 28 of 58 from the field going, 11 of 25 from 3-point range and hitting 8 of 11 free throws. Augustana was 14 of 47 (29 percent) and 4 of 23 from 3-point range.

Washburn held a 40 to 27 advantage on the glass and turned 22 Viking turnovers into 25 points.

Washburn will have its home opener on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against William Jewell.

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