TOPEKA, Kan. -- The No. 6 Washburn Lady Blues led from beginning to end in a 74-60 win over Evangel. Washburn improves to 5-0 on the season and will be in action next at Missouri-St. Louis on Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Washburn opened up a 16-6 lead midway through the first half after Brette Ulsaker hit a 3-pointer, but the Lady Crusaders cut the lead back to two at 18-16 with 5:12 to go in the opening frame. Washburn finished the half on a 13-5 jolt to take a 31-23 lead into the break as Corkey Stiger scored seven straight points for the Lady Blues.
In the second half, Evangel would get no closer than seven as Washburn led by double digits the majority of the half taking the 14-point win.
Washburn was led by Stiger, who scored 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting and 5 of 7 from behind the arch. Janice Bright scored 17 points and Amanda Holmes scored 13. Holmes also had a game-high nine rebounds and Jessica Mainz had a career-high eight assists.
The Lady Blues outscored the Lady Crusaders 34 to 16 in the paint, but were outscored by their opponent's bench 35 to 16.
Washburn shot 47 percent from the field hitting 27 of 57 attempts.