Washburn basketball splits double header at Central Missouri

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WARRENSBURG, Mo. (KSNT) – Washburn basketball had games at Central Missouri on Saturday for both the men and women. The men’s team narrowly won, 70-68, while the women fell 62-56.

The 16th ranked Ichabod’s on the men’s side found themselves down at half to the 6-11 Mules, but they did not quit.

They were down by two with under a minute left in the game, but then a layup from senior guard Tyler Geiman tied the game at 68. Then, after making a defensive stop, senior forward Jace Williams sank the game-winning basket with only two seconds remaining.

Geiman lead all scorers in the game with 23 points. Junior guard Jalen Lewis posted 16 points and sophomore guard Tyler Nelson scored 13.

The win is the third in a row for the Ichabods, who move to 14-3 on the year.

In the women’s game, it was all tied up at 14 after the first quarter. But this is where things went south for Washburn. The Ichabods were outscored 16-7 in the second quarter, and never did lead again in the game.

Central Missouri heavily out rebounded Washburn in this game, 39-22.

Doing most of the scoring for the Washburn women was junior guard Nuria Barrientos and senior guard Hunter Bentley. Barrientos 18 points and Bentleys 16 combined for over half of their teams total.

The loss moves Washburn women’s basketball to 7-10 on the season.

The women are back in action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Northwest Missouri State. The men, meanwhile, don’t play again until 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 when they host Missouri Western.

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