TOPEKA, Kan. – Casyn Buchman had her first career double-double to lead six Ichabods scoring in double figures in a 97-65 win Tuesday over Benedictine at Schendel Court at Lee Arena.
The 20th-ranked Ichabods (4-2) will now break for Thanksgiving and resume action on December 5 at Southwest Baptist as they open MIAA play.
Buchman led Washburn with 19 points as she went 7 of 16 from the field and hit four 3-pointers. She grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds, reaching double figures for the first time as well.
Brittney Lynch, Honor Duvall and Janelle Travis all scored 12 points and Kara Lee and Haley Pfau scored 11 off the bench. Pfau set career highs in points and with three made 3-pointers. Travis hit four 3-pointers and she led the team with six assists. Buchman had five.
Washburn led by 20 at the 3:13 mark of the first half, 37-17. The Ravens (4-3 after counting game as exhibition) ended the half on a 13-1 run to cut Washburn's lead to eight at halftime, 38-30.
A 10-0 run two minutes into the second half gave Washburn an 18-point lead and they pushed it above 20 for good on a three-point play from Lee. Buchman's layup at 8:29 pushed it above 30 and two free throws from Lee at 4:30 made it a game-high 34-point lead for the Ichabods.
Washburn shot 47 percent in the game after a 53 percent effort in the first half. The Ichabods were 12 of 32 from 3-point range and 15 of 19 from the free throw line. They made all 11 attempts in the second half.
The Ravens shot 36 percent from the field and made 7 of 22 3s and 14 of 17 free throws. Chayla Rutledge led all scorers with 25 points as she was 9 of 16 from the field.