No. 16 Missouri holds off Washburn women 74-59

COLUMBIA, Mo. (WIBW) - The Washburn women's basketball team gave No. 16 Missouri a good run in exhibition play on Thursday night.

Mizzou prevailed with a 74-59 win, but the Ichabods actually led the Tigers 29-28 at halftime. They held a lead for 5:12.

Alexis McAfee led Washburn with 16 points. Her team had a lot of success turning Missouri over, forcing 19 turnovers.

But the Ichabods themselves had 18 of those. Sophie Cunningham also gave them trouble, dropping a game-high 22 points. Amber Smith added 17 points for the Tigers.

Washburn will face Kansas next in exhibition play on Nov. 4.