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RiverHawks top WU women in turnaround tilt, 47-44

By RICK PETERSON

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The quick MIAA women's basketball turnaround between Northeastern State and Washburn benefitted the RiverHawks, who pulled out a 47-44 win Tuesday in Tahlequah, Okla.

Washburn had claimed a 76-66 victory over the RiverHawks Saturday at Lee Arena and the Ichabods led much of Tuesday's rematch before Northeastern took advantage of the Ichabods' fourth-quarter offensive woes to improve to 5-12 overall and in the MIAA.

Washburn led 24-20 at the half and 38-33 at the start of the fourth quarter after leading by 7, but Northeastern ended the game on an 11-2 run over the final 5:18 to drop the Ichabods to 7-9 on the season.

The Ichabods tied their-season low field goal percentage at 28.6 and made just 2 of 12 3-point attempts. 
 
Senior Hunter Bentley finished with a double-double for Washburn, leading all scorers with 20 points to go with 10 boards. Freshman Mackenzie Gamble added 7 points and two steals.
 
Northeastern State was led by Cenia Hayes with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks.
 
Washburn will face No. 20-ranked Central Missouri Saturday in Warrensburg, Mo. (1 p.m. tipoff).

NORTHEASTERN STATE 47, WASHBURN WOMEN 44 

Washburn 8 16 14 6 -- 44 

Northeastern State 9 11 13 14 -- 47

WASHBURN (7-9, 7-9)

Gamble 3-8 1-3 7, Bentley 7-20 4-6 20, Barrientos 2-10 0-0 4, Dewey 1-6 0-0 2, Doebele 1-5 3-4 5, Willey 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Cassaday 1-2 2-4 4, Glatczak 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 16-56 10-17 44.

NORTHEASTERN STATE (5-12, 5-12) 

Collins 4-10 1-2 9, Sanchez 2-5 2-2 7, Morgan Lee 2-6 1-2 5, Hayes 6-12 3-4 17, Maegan Lee 2-4 0-0 4, Brooks 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Ho 1-1 0-0 2, Tomokino 2-2 0-0 4, Regalado 1-4 2-2 5. Totals 25-60 14-16 66. 

3-point goals -- Washburn 2-12 (Bentley 2-6, Gamble 0-3, Barrientos 0-2, Glatczak 0-1), Northeastern State 3-14 (Hayes 2-5, Sanchez 1-3, Morgan Lee 0-2, Regalado 0-2, Tomokino 0-1, Brooks 0-1). Rebounds -- Washburn 37 (Bentley 10), Northeastern State 36 (Collins 12). Assists -- Washburn 2(Dewey 2), Northeastern State 10 (Sanchez 3, Collins 3). Turnovers -- Washburn 13, Northeastern State 15. Total fouls — Washburn 13, Northeastern State 16. Fouled out -- none.