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Ichabods roll to 87-72 win over Lincoln, improve to 13-3

Rick Peterson

By RICK PETERSON

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There was a time Tuesday night, as brief as it might have been, where Washburn's men's basketball team looked like it might be in some trouble against visiting Lincoln.

Leading 42-31 at the half, Washburn saw Lincoln cut a 13-point deficit to a single point (48-47) with 15:07 left, but the Ichabods answered in a hurry, running off 10 straight points to build its advantage back to 11 with 12:25 remaining and Washburn cruised the rest of the way for an 87-72 MIAA win at Lee Arena, improving to 13-3 on the season.

"We didn't finish the (first) half well again and then we had a stretch there kind of towards the beginning of that second half where I thought we played a little cool,'' Washburn coach Brett Ballard said. "There's a fine line between confident and cool and then all of a sudden I looked up and (the Blue Tigers) are back in the game.

"I loved how our guys responded though and went on the run and then kind of kept them at arm's length the rest of the half. This team's explosive offensively and we can go on those runs.''

JalenLewisJunior Jalen Lewis led the way with 20 points as Washburn improved to 13-3 with an 87-72 MIAA win over Lincoln Tuesday night. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

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RiverHawks top WU women in turnaround tilt, 47-44

Rick Peterson

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.

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