TOPEKA, Kan. - It wasn't an impressive offensive performance, but the Missouri Western women's basketball team (12-2, 4-1) extended its win streak to seven games by holding Washburn to its lowest point total of the season in a 58-47 victory at Lee Arena.
The win gave the Griffons their best start since the 2015-16 season when Missouri Western won its first 18 games on the way to a 27-4 overall record and an MIAA regular season title. It was a one-point difference in the second half, but MWSU held Washburn to 20 first half points and led by 10 at the break. Washburn had a 6-0 run in the third quarter and cut the Griffon lead to four, but that was as close as the Ichabods could get.
- MWSU held Washburn to its lowest scoring total of the season. The Ichabods had only been held under 60 twice this season, both by Emporia State (52, 57).
- The Ichabods came in shooting 44.5% from the field, but here held to 30% shooting, Thursday night and were just 5 of 21 from behind the 3-point line for 23.8%.
- The Griffons ended up shooting 39.6% from the field after a 50% fourth quarter.
- Corbyn Cunningham (11) and Katrina Roenfeldt (9) pulled down 20 of Missouri Western's 47 rebounds despite scoring just four points apiece.
- Chris Wilson led the team with 15 points alsong with eight rebounds.
- Kylee Williams made her first four shots and scored 11 points.
- Tamia Cunnigan pulled down five rebounds in 20 minutes.
- Mychaell Gray left the game in the second quarter with an injury after scoring seven points.
The Griffons are scheduled to travel to No. 16 Emporia State on Saturday. The Lady Hornets handed Nothwest Missouri its second MIAA loss of the season on Thursday, 79-66.
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