- Created: Saturday, 12 November 2022 16:39
By RICK PETERSON
Washburn University's women's basketball team got off to a slow start in Friday's season-opener but quickly got up to speed in the second and third quarters on the way to a 16-point victory.
On Saturday the Ichabods never did find that high gear, dropping a 43-41 decision to Oklahoma Bapist in the final of the Washburn Crossover Classic at Lee Arena.
"We could not find a rhythm tonight,'' Washburn coach Lora Westling said. "We were up at halftime because I thought we guarded well enough to save that and then we didn't guard enough in the second half so when you still don't have any rhythm in offense and things like that then you're going to pay for it.
"They did a good job of going to their go-tos and we just couldn't get the stops.''
Washurn managed just five points in the opening quarter and didn't get out of the 30s until Aubree Dewey hit a 3-pointer as time ran out.
The 1-1 Ichabods led 20-19 at the half but Oklahoma Baptist, also 1-1, scored the final six points of the third quarter to take a 31-28 advantage into the fourth.
Washburn tied the game at 35-35 on a Dewey free throw with 5:56 remaining but the Bison ran off the next seven points to take a 42-35 lead and held off the Ichabods the rest of the way.