Ichabods Ground Jets In Win Over Newman

By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: WU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kyle Wiggins scored a career-high 30 points leading the Washburn Ichabods to a 93-74 win over Newman Saturday afternoon on Schendel Court at Lee Arena. The Ichabods improved to 6-0 on the season and will play host to Tabor on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Ichabods used a couple of runs in the first half to break the game open while taking a 52-40 lead into the break over Newman (2-3). Washburn used a 10-2 run in the first two minutes of the game breaking a 7-7 tie and later in the half put together an 18-6 run stretching a 28-24 lead into a 43-30 margin as Wiggins scored nine points during the run. Washburn led by as many as 14 in the first half at 52-38 as they shot 52 percent from the field hitting 17 of 33 shots while going 8 of 15 from 3-point range.

Washburn led by as many as 25 in the second half as the Ichabods continued the hot shooting hitting 60 percent of their shots going 15 of 25 in the frame overall finishing the game at 55 percent shooting tossing in a season-high 11 3-pointers.

Wiggins' 30 point effort topped his 21-point high against Missouri Southern scored last season on Jan. 31, 2013. He led three others in double figures for the ichabods as Jeff Reid scored 14 and Stephon Drane andKorey Fisher each scored 10. Alex North had a career-high 14 rebounds adding nine points and seven assists.

Ryan McCarthy and Perryone Smith each had 14 to lead five Jets in double figures.

The Ichabods dominated on the glass outrebounding the Jets 43 to 25 turning 12 offensive rebounds into 15 second chance points.

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