The Washburn Men's basketball team traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, to take on the Rockhurst University Hawks Friday, Nov. 15.
The Ichabods got off to a slow start at the beginning of the first half, trailing 16-2 after their first field goal with 14:24 left in the first half. The Hawks would continue to increase their lead to 19-9 with 3:40 to go. The Ichabods would finish the first half on a 11-3 run, making the score 22-20.
At the start of the second half, Rockhurst pushed their lead to 42-35 with 9:52 left to go. Then there were back to back 3-pointers by Tyler Geiman and Isaiah Thorne who made the score 42-41 with 8:32 left in the game. The Hawks would again push their lead to 48-43 with 5:50 left in the game.
The Ichabods would muster a 6-0 run on a 3-pointer by Jalen Lewis. A free throw by Geiman and a lay-up by Jonny Clausing put Washburn ahead 49-48 with 4:38 left to play. Closing out the game, the Ichabods would get as close as two points before the game ended, making the final score 57-55.
The Ichabods have fallen to 2-1 for the season so far and will next be in action with their home opener at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Lee Arena where they will face Ottawa University.
Edited by Adam White, Jackson Woods, Jason Morrison