WU women drop 43-41 decision to OBU in Crossover Classic finale

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer


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.

EmmaChapmanSatEmma Chapman, a 6-3 senior, led Washburn with 10 points in the Ichabods' 43-41 loss to Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday. [Photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

"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.

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Prep FB roundup: Wildcats march on to 3A sub-state rematch with Holton

Rick Peterson


Hayden's football team will get a chance to atone for the only blemish on its schedule next Friday night after rolling to a 39-19 Class 3A sectional victory at Columbus Friday night.

Now 10-1 on the season, Bill Arnold's Wildcats will make the short trip to Holton for the second time this season for next week's 3A sub-state contest after Holton, also 10-1, advanced with a 47-27 win over Girard Friday night.

JensenSchrickelactionHayden sophomore Jensen Schrickel had a big game, including a pick-six, in the Wildcats' 39-19 Class 3A playoff win at Columbus Friday night. [File photo/TSN]

FinnDunsheeBald1Finn Dunshee set the tone with an early 60-yard touchdown run in Hayden's 39-19 playoff win at Columbus Friday night. [File photo/TSN]

Holton defeated Hayden 37-13 in a Week 7 district game, but Hayden has bounced back with four straight victories, including Friday night's win over 5-6 Columbus.

Hayden never trailed Friday night after junior Finn Dunshee went 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage and the Wildcats added the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead just 17 seconds into the game.

After losing a fumble at the Titans' 3-yard-line, Hayden's defense came up with a stop and the Wildcats took advantage of a short punt to add to their lead on their next play from scrimmage, with sophomore quarterback Jett Wahlmeier completing a 29-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Jensen Schrickel.

Schrickel tacked on the extra point kick to put Hayden in command 15-0 with 5:10 left in the opening quarter.

The score remained 15-0 at the end of the first, but Columbus got back in the game with a nine-play scoring drive, capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brett Hamilton to Landon Midgett with 11:20 left in the half (extra point failed).

Dunshee scored from 3 yards out and Schrickel edded the extra point to extend Hayden's lead to 22-6 with 7:24 left in the half, but Columbus used a 63-yard pass play to set up a 4-yard TD pass from Hamilton to Cole Minor to cut Hayden's halftime lead to 22-12 (2-point conversion failed).

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