By RICK PETERSON
Washburn extended its winning streak to three games and completed a perfect weekend at the Hansen Speark Funeral Home Classic with a 97-62 win over host Quincy on Saturday afternoon in Quincy, Ill.
The Ichabods return home on Tuesday for their home-opener against William Jewell.
Washburn (3-1) scored its most points since January 29, 2022 when they put up 98 against Central Oklahoma.
The scoring started early against the Owls (0-4) as the Ichabods went up 7-0 with 6:40 left in the first quarter after a 3-pointer by Madelyn Amekporfor.
The lead grew to double-digits after Amaya Davison made a driving layup with 3:04 remaining and it stayed that way with Washburn in front 20-9 after one.
The Ichabods hot shooting was just getting started as they went nine of 13 (69.2 percent) in the second quarter while holding Quincy to just three of 14 shooting.
A steal by Nia McKenzie set up Aubree Dewey for a breakaway layup, pushing the lead to 21 midway through the quarter. Washburn ended the quarter on a 12-4 run to lead 45-17 at the break.
In the third the Ichabods were held to 40 percent shooting overall but made up for it by getting to the free throw line 15 times and converting 11.
The Owl offense got going as they scored 29 points in the third, 12 more than they had in the first half.
Still, the lead stayed at 24 points with 10 minutes left to play.
Washburn began the fourth with an old-fashioned three-point play by Dewey to spark a 10-0 run which spoiled any chance of a comeback for Quincy.
The Ichabods' lead grew to a game-high 37 points with 1:47 to play after Amekporfor scored a layup and Washburn would ease into a 97-62 win, finishing off a four-game road trip.
For the game the Ichabods shot 36 of 63 (54.0 percent) and were seven of 14 from deep while going 22 of 30 from the line. The Owls were held to 32.8 percent shooting and were four of 18 from behind the 3-point line.
Dewey, a senior, finished with 17 points, eight assists, six rebounds, four steals and a block while hitting seven of 11 shots from the floor.
Sophomore Yibari Nwidadah joined Dewey with 17 points and added eight rebounds while going 7 of 10 shooting.
Amekporfor set a career-high with 11 points on three of six shooting and Mackenzie Gamble completed a quartet of double-figure scoring Ichabods with 10 off the bench.
Eight different players for Washburn scored at least seven points.
Quincy had three finish in double figures, led by Acheampomaa Danso's 16 points.