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Sports Briefs - Issue 16

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Baseball

Feb. 2 the Washburn Ichabod Baseball team traveled to San Bernardino, California, to take on California State University-San Bernardino Coyotes. The Ichabods scored early in the second inning after Eric Hinostroza recorded an RBI single with Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli. Then Zion Bowlin walked. Next a double steal put two runners on second and third. Mitchell Lady reached on a fielding error, which allowed Hinostroza to score and Bowlin to move to third. Washburn would run around the bases yet again putting the Ichabods up 3-0. The Coyotes would avoid a shut out by adding two runs in the ninth inning and Washburn would follow up with one more run making the final score 4-2.

The Ichabods will next be in action Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. as they travel to take on Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Basketball

The Washburn women's basketball team traveled to Warrensburg, Missouri, to take on the #22 University of Central Missouri Jennies Feb. 1. The Ichabods were unable to come up with the win ending their three game win streak making them 11-9 (4-6 in MIAA play) for the season. The Ichabods would tie the score 21-21 at the end of the first and only be down by 4 heading into the half. Coming out of the half, Washburn fought hard putting up 17 points in the third and 14 in the fourth, but the Jennies bested the Ichabods winning the game 83-68.

Shelby Piggie led four Ichabods in double-figure scoring with 19 points. Alexis MacAfee was right behind her scoring 12 points. Both Hayley Thompson and Hunter Bentley contributed 10 points to the overall score. Bentley also had six rebounds and two blocks in the game.

The Washburn men also fell to Central Missouri. At the end of the first half, the Ichabods were in the lead by two points 27-25, but in the first half the Ichabods committed nine turnovers and were 10 of 27 from the field. To start the second half the Muels would take the lead only for the Ichabods to take the lead back for a short time. Then Central Missouri stole the lead back, and kept it, winning by only three points 59-56.

Rathen Carter led the Ichabods in scoring with 18 points while Tyler Geiman scored 17 points and had 16 rebounds making it his fifth double double of the season.

The men's and women's teams will both be in action Thursday, Feb. 6 in Lee Arena. The women will start at 5:30 p.m. and the men will start at 7:30 p.m.

Edited by Adam White, Jason Morrison

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