Quantcast

Lions Fall to No. 20 Washburn Lady Blues, 76-53 - KOAM TV 7

Courtesy: MSSU Sports Information

Lions Fall to No. 20 Washburn Lady Blues, 76-53

Updated:

TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern Lions (5-9, 1-7 MIAA) got off to a hot start against the 20th ranked Washburn Lady Blues (13-3, 6-1 MIAA) but could not hang on as they dropped their fifth straight this season, 76-53, Saturday afternoon in Lee Arena.

Southern got things started early in the game with 20th ranked Washburn Lady Blues opening up on a 5-0 run that included a lay-up by freshman Haley Weathers and a three pointer by junior Erin Rice.  After a lay-up by Washburn's Ebonie Williams junior Tatianna Washington connected on her own to give the Lions a 7-2 lead just under three minutes into the game.  

The Lady Blues would then go on an 11-3 run to take the lead at 13-10 before Rice would connect on her second three pointer to tie the game at 13-13 with 13:12 left in the first half.  

A free throw by Lady Blues' Cassie Lombardino would give Washburn their second lead at 14-13, before Southern senior Michelle Hedgecock would score her first two points of the season on a lay-up to give the Lions their final lead at 15-14 with 12:05 to play.  

Washburn would lead by as many as seven during the remainder of the half before connecting on four free throws with under a minute left to open their lead up to nine heading into the locker room.

Rice would lead all scorers with eight while sophomore Shatara Stone led the way for Lions' rebounders with four.

The second half saw Washburn open up with a 9-2 run and expanding their lead to 16, 49-33, with 13:41 to play.

The next 12 points for Southern would all come from beyond the arc as junior Kelby Fritz would score two, junior Samantha Gray one, and Stone added three free throws, after getting fouled on a three point attempt.

For the game Fritz would lead the Lions in scoring with 13, while Rice added 11, and senior guard Larrita Gipson netted seven.  Weathers and Stone led Southern in rebounds with five each and Rice added four.

The Lions will continue their road trip Monday as they travel to Hays, Kansas to take on the Fort Hays State Tigers at 5:30 pm at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Razorback Men's Basketball Tickets on Sale

    Razorback Men's Basketball Tickets on Sale

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:08:21 GMT
     Season tickets for the 2014-15 Arkansas men’s basketball campaign are now on sale, as head coach Mike Anderson’s fourth edition of the Razorbacks and their #Fastest40 style of play return six of their top seven scorers from last year’s club that won 22 games.More >>
     Season tickets for the 2014-15 Arkansas men’s basketball campaign are now on sale, as head coach Mike Anderson’s fourth edition of the Razorbacks and their #Fastest40 style of play return six of their top seven scorers from last year’s club that won 22 games.More >>
  • Geopfert to Lead Team USA at Thorpe Cup

    Geopfert to Lead Team USA at Thorpe Cup

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:07:17 GMT
     University of Arkansas men’s track and field assistant coach Travis Geopfert will be the head coach of Team USA at this weekend’s Thorpe Cup. The combined-event showcase pits the United States against Germany and will be contested July 26-27 in Marburg, Germany. This will mark the sixth time Geopfert has represented the United States at the Thorpe Cup.More >>
     University of Arkansas men’s track and field assistant coach Travis Geopfert will be the head coach of Team USA at this weekend’s Thorpe Cup. The combined-event showcase pits the United States against Germany and will be contested July 26-27 in Marburg, Germany. This will mark the sixth time Geopfert has represented the United States at the Thorpe Cup.More >>
  • SoonerVision Receives IDEA Award

    SoonerVision Receives IDEA Award

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:06:28 GMT
    Press Release University of Oklahoma:The Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) recognized the University of Oklahoma at its annual Golden Matrix Awards (GMAs) in Dallas on July 16 by awarding it the Best Overall Big Screen Display in the college division. The award marks the third time OU has received the honor with the previous two coming in 2010 and 2011. The Best Overall Big Screen Display Award is a national competition open to all universities. Voting is based on a fi...More >>
    Press Release University of Oklahoma:The Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) recognized the University of Oklahoma at its annual Golden Matrix Awards (GMAs) in Dallas on July 16 by awarding it the Best Overall Big Screen Display in the college division. The award marks the third time OU has received the honor with the previous two coming in 2010 and 2011. The Best Overall Big Screen Display Award is a national competition open to all universities. Voting is based on a fi...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.