Ichabods Stront Second Half Propels to Win

The Washburn Ichabods used a 24-9 run over a 10-minute stretch midway through the second half to pull away from the Newman Jets in an 80-67 win on Saturday in Lee Arena as the Ichabods won their third in a row over Newman. Washburn is back in action on Wednesday at Lincoln.

Washburn (11-7, 6-3 MIAA) never trailed in the game leading for 39 of 40 minutes in the contest as the Ichabods won its third game in a row. The Ichabods scored the first nine points of the game hitting 3 of 4 shots while forcing the Jets (8-12, 2-8 MIAA) into three turnovers to start the game. Washburn led by as many as the nine points to start the game before the Jets used a 17-9 run of their own to tie the score at 32 with 1:04 to play in the half before a jumper by Drew Maschoff sent the Ichabods to the break with a two-point lead.

The Jets cut the lead to one on three different occasions in the second half before the Ichabod mid-half spurt pushed the lead to 16 at 71-55 with 3:54 to go and would go on to lead by as many 18 with 61 second to play before Newman scored the final five points of the game trimming it to a 13-point Washburn win.

Tyler Geiman scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the second half leading four Ichabods in double figures followed by Jalen Lewis with 17, Jonny Clausing with 12 and Maschoff with 11. Jace Williams had a team-high seven rebounds with three on the offensive end of the court. Marshawn Blackmon led the Jets with a game-high 20 points.

Washburn hit 20 of 23 free throws in the game including all 15 attempts in the second half for an 87 percent clip. Newman was 17 of 26 from the charity line. Washburn shot 50 percent from the field overall hitting 26 of 52 shots after shooting 54 percent in the first half. Newman was 22 of 50 overall.

The Ichabods outrebounded the Jets 34 to 27 and forced 15 turnovers leading to 17 Ichabod points.