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

Rick Peterson


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.

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Washburn football caps 7-4 regular season with 37-20 win at Southern

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer


Washburn University's football team wrapped up the 2022 regular season with a 37-20 MIAA win over Missouri Southern Saturday in Joplin, Mo.

The Ichabods, who recorded their seventh straight win over Southern, finished the regular season at 7-4 overall and in the MIAA.

JamesLetcherJrMOSOWashburn senior James Letcher Jr. scored a pair of touchdowns in his final regular-season game for the Ichabods, including an 89-yard punt return, as WU capped a 7-4 regular season with a 37-20 win at Missouri Southern. [File photo/TSN]

The Ichabods scored first on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Jared Taylor to James Letcher Jr. to go up 7-0 following the extra point by Kameron Lake with 1:57 to play in the opening quarter. The five-play scoring drive was set up by a Micah Skebo interception return of 42 yards down to the Missouri Southern 26-yard-line setting the Ichabods up just outside of the redzone.

After the Ichabods forced a Lion punt on their next drive, the Ichabods marched 65 yards in 13 plays for a 2-yard Tyler Bowden score to push the WU lead to 14-0 with 9:28 to go in the first half.

On the Lions' next drive, after the Ichabods tried an onside kick, the Lions scored on a 43-yard touchdown pass to cut their deficit to 14-7.
It only took six plays for the Ichabods to go back up two scores when Taylon Peters scored on a 4-yard run as Washburn stretched its lead back to 14 at 21-7 midway through the second quarter with the final points of the half.

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