TOPEKA, Kan. – Fort Hays State shot only 31-percent and were held 30 points below their season average as they drop their first MIAA road game of the season 69-58 at Lee Arena Wednesday. The Ichabods (6-3, 1-0 MIAA) used a 14-4 run to turn a five-point deficit into a five-point lead in the first half, closing on an 18-9 run to go up eight at the break.
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The Tigers pulled within five on several occasions early in the second half but could get no closer. A 7-0 Washburn run pushed their lead to 12 with 10:20 to play and it was never less then eight the rest of the game.
Hadley Gillum scored 11 points to lead the Tigers before fouling out with 5:51 to play. Kyler Kinnamon and Peyton Stephens both added 10.
Brady Skeens led Washburn with 16.
The Tigers held the MIAA’s top offensive rebounding team to only two offensive rebounds and had 15 of their own but managed only nine second chance points. The Tigers had 12 steals and forced 18 Ichabod turnovers but it wasn’t enough to overcome their second poorest shooting game of the season.