Jan. 28, 2009
Allen Records First Double-Double in Loss to WU
MARYVILLE, Mo.-Washburn made up for 24 turnovers by making more than half its shots in a 71-65 win against Northwest Missouri State Wednesday at Bearcat Arena. It was the first road win for the Ichabods (11-8, 7-5 MIAA) since Dec. 3.
Northwest (9-10, 4-8) turned in its worst shooting performance since mid-December at 36 percent. The Bearcats were 5-of-21 from behind the arc.
Washburn trailed 29-28 at the half, but held the Bearcats to one basket in nearly eight minutes to start the second stanza. Paul Byers began the half with a three and the Ichabods didn't trail the rest of the way.
Washburn guard Nate Daniels hit a three-pointer to give the Ichabods a nine-point cushion and later drove inside for two to make it 59-49 with six minutes remaining.
Northwest climbed within two in the closing minute on a three-pointer by Hunter Henry. Washburn went 6-of-6 from the line in the final 18 seconds to seal the win.
Darnell Kimble came off the bench to lead the Ichabods with 16 points. DeAndre Eggins finished with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Washburn had assists on 18 of its 23 field goals.
Henry was held to a season-low eight points - ending his 15-game double-digit scoring streak. He was 3-of-8 from the field and had four rebounds. Henry entered the game with averages of 18 points and nine boards.
Elijah Allen was the lone offensive bright spot for the Bearcats. He tied his career high of 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Northwest placed only one player in double figures for the first time this season.
Northwest lost a halftime lead for the third time this season. In eight seasons prior, the Bearcats were 160-10 when leading at the break.
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