Courtesy: Washburn Athletics
TOPEKA, Kan. – Washburn (women) outscored Benedictine 48-4 in the paint on the way to a 62-32 win Tuesday night in the home opener at Schendel Court in Lee Arena.
The Ichabods improved to 3-0 and will now get set to host third-ranked Drury Saturday at 7 p.m.
Dana Channel had her second double-figure rebounding game this year with 10. She added four points and two assists. Taylor Ignoto scored in double figures off the bench for the third straight time with 11. She was 3 of 8 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. Honor Duvall went 6 of 8 from the field for a team-high 12 points.
Benedictine took a 16-15 lead with 9:46 remaining in the first half but didn’t score another field goal until two and a half minutes into the second half. Washburn took advantage of the Ravens’ drought from the field by going on a 12-0 run to lead 27-16 with 4:15 to go in the first half. The Bods went into the locker room up 31-19 at halftime.
They shot just 37 percent in the first half but responded by shooting 48 percent in the second half. Benedictine remained cold, making just three field goals in the second half and scoring just 13 points.
Washburn shot 43 percent overall while the Ravens shot 17 percent. The Ichabods were just 1 of 14 from 3-point range but made 11 of 15 free throws. Benedictine hit six 3-pointers and was 8 of 11 from the free throw line. The Ichabods led in rebounds, 45-34 and in assists, 15-4.
Haley Pfau set a career high with five assists to lead the Ichabods. She added five points. Jayna Smith grabbed eight rebounds off the bench and Casyn Buchman had seven points and three rebounds.
Duvall got into early foul trouble and played just two minutes in the first half. She came out of the locker room and shot 5 of 6 in the second half for 10 points.
Chayla Rutledge led the Ravens with seven points and Jackie Ziesel had six with a team-high six rebounds.
The Washburn Ichabods (men) used a 64-point performance from the bench en route to an 89-59 win over Peru State improving to 2-2 on the season on Tuesday night at Schendel Court. The Ichabods will return to action at Newman in Wichita on Thursday.
The Ichabods led from start to finish as they jumpted out to a 15-4 lead and never looked back in the 30-point win over Peru State. The Ichabods would go on to double up the Bobcats’ score in the first half building a lead of 32 to 16 with 4:59 to play before Peru State cut the lead back to 14 at the break with Washburn leading 36-22. Washburn shot 41 percent in the first half, but struggled from the 3-point arch hitting only 1 of 12 attempts.
In the second half, Washburn shot 52 percent from the field as the Bobcats would not get closer than 11 points, which was with 18:30 remaining in the game, as the Ichabods led by as many as 31 in the contest.
Kyle Wiggins came off the bench to score 17 points hitting 5 of 6 shots from the field while Alex North scored 15 adding eight rebounds. Christian Ulsaker recorded his first double double at Washburn with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Jeremy Lickteig scored a career-high 14 off the bench in 13 minutes. Corday Sims and Jamar Cannon each had 15 to lead the Bobcats.
The Ichabods had 25 assists on 30 field goals in the game and finished 46 percent from the field and held a 53 to 33 rebound advantage. The 53 rebounds by the Ichabods were the most by a Washburn squad since recorded 51 against Bethany on Nov. 19, 2012.
Washburn also had a 25 to 4 advantage in fast break points and a 42 to 20 lead in points in the paint.