TOPEKA, Kan. – The Fort Hays State women’s basketball team was unable to hold on to a 14 point second half lead and lost 62-59 to Washburn Wednesday night at Lee Arena. It’s the Tigers first loss of the season as they fall to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the MIAA. Washburn bounces back from their first loss of the season last week and Newman and improves to 7-1 and 1-0 in conference play.
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The Tigers used a 10-2 second quarter run to build an eight point lead and led by nine at halftime. They went on a 8-0 run in the third quarter to go up 41-27 with 7:19 in the third. The Ichabods answered with a 21-4 run to go up one early in the fourth after holding the Tigers to one field goal and two free throws over the final 6:24 of the quarter.
Emma Stroyan hit a couple of 3-pointers to help the Tiger go up three with 2:47 to play but they would not score again as Washburn closed the game on a 6-0 run.
Carly Heim led four Tigers in double-figures with 14 points. Stroyan added 12 off the bench while Tatyana Legette and Taylor Rolfs both added 10.
Alexis McAfee hit four 3-pointers and led Washburn with 18 points. Reagan Phelan overcame early foul trouble to add 17. Mackenzie Loe came off the bench to chip in 15.