Washburn Women Fall To Kansas State in Exhibition Play


Casyn Buchman and Honor Duvall scored in double figures as the Ichabods fell 85-64 Monday night in their first exhibition of the season. Washburn will play its final tuneup Saturday at 1 p.m. against Livin’ The Dream at Schendel Court in Lee Arena.

Duvall came off the bench to shoot 7 of 11 for a team-high 16 points. Buchman hit 5 of 9 shots with three 3-pointers for 13 points. Kara Lee had nine points and led Washburn with six rebounds. Dana Channel had a team-high eight assists to go with five points and five rebounds.

Washburn shot 52 percent in the second half to edge Kansas State in the game with a 44 percent effort from the field. The Wildcats shot 43 percent. K-State made 20 of 25 free throws while Washburn made just 10 of 23 and was 6 of 19 before making its last four.

The Ichabods trailed by 12 at halftime but got within eight five minutes into the second half at 48-40 after a three-point play from Duvall. The Wildcats scored four straight right after that and built its lead to 20 at the 10-minute mark. The Ichabods didn’t cut it to under 20 until the 3:15 mark on a lay-up from Lee.

Four Wildcats scored in double figures with Leticia Romero leading with 25 points. She was 7 of 10 from the field and 10 of 11 from the free throw line. She also grabbed 12 rebounds, including six offensive boards, for a double-double.

Lee scored first for the Ichabods but that was their only lead. Buchman tied the game at 11-11 at 12:38 in the first half but K-State went on a 10-0 run. Duvall then broke the run with a lay-up and that started a 10-0 run for Washburn that tied the game at 21-21. The Wildcats took control after that and later ended the half on a 10-4 run to lead 40-28 in the locker room.

Washburn had 17 turnovers while Kansas State gave the ball away 13 times. The Wildcats led in second chance points, 21-9 and in points in the paint, 38-32. K-State had four blocks while Washburn had none.

Listen to the post game interviews with guard Casyn Buchman and Head Coach Ron McHenry