Washburn men’s basketball fell 90-83 to No. 15 Missouri Southern on Sat., Dec. 7. The Ichabods are now 4-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Tyler Geiman led the Ichabods with 23 points shooting 5 for 7 from the 3PT line.
Washburn took off at the start of the game leading 15-8 after the first five minutes of the game. Drew Maschoff lead the team in scoring in the first half with eight points scoring the first seven points for the Ichabods.
In the last five minutes of the first half, the Lions went on a 10-0 run to take the lead over Washburn. At the end of the first half, Washburn trailed by 4 to the Lions, 43-39.
Washburn started off the second half cold, until Maschoff scored the first points for the team three minutes into the game. Lions increased their lead to 70-51 over the Ichabods with 12 minutes left in the game.
With three minutes left in the game, Jalen Lewis scored a 3PT shot that started the Ichabods come back. Trailing by 13 points, the Ichabods scored 14 points in three minutes. The last minute push was not enough, and the Ichabods fell to the Lions by seven points.
Geiman was the leading scorer for the Ichabods and of the game, along with dishing out four assists. Maschoff scored 12 points for the team. Jonny Clausing snatched 12 rebounds for the team. Jalen Lewis scored 13 points for the Ichabods and was 3 for 5 from the 3PT line.
Washburn men’s basketball will host the Kansas Christian College Falcons on Sat., Dec. 14 before traveling to Florida for the Cruzin Classic. The game will tip off at 2 p.m. in Lee Arena.