SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 3 ranked Washburn Lady Blues fell for the first time this season 66-47 to No. 12 ranked Drury on the road falling to 6-1 on the season.
The Lady Blues trailed for the first time at the break by three 28-25 after shooting 35 percent in the half hitting 12 of 34 shots. Drury jumped out to a 9-0 lead to begin the game as Washburn did not hit their first field goal until the 15:19 mark of the half on a lay-up by Corkey Stiger.
Washburn held the Lady Panthers to 9 of 25 shooting in the first half, but held an 8 of 10 advantage from the free throw line as Washburn was 0 of 4.
In the second half, Drury pushed the lead to 38-26 to open the half and would eventually push their lead to as many as 20 late in the game.
Stiger led the Lady Blues with 14 points as the only Washburn player to reach double figures. Jessica Mainz had nine points.
Washburn committed 23 turnovers in the loss and were held to five field goals in the second half.
Washburn did hold a 47 to 35 advantage on the glass with 22 coming on the offensive end.
Washburn will be back in action on Dec. 18 against Cameron in the Cruzin’ Classic in Miami, Fla., and then they will take on Central Oklahoma on Dec. 20 before opening MIAA-play at Missouri Western on Jan. 2.