Not much goes the way of ’Hound women in loss

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Turnovers weren’t that much of a problem for Fort Scott Community College’s women in their game against the Washburn University junior varsity at Arnold Arena Tuesday night.

Just about everything else was problematic, though, and Washburn was in control pretty much from the start in a 67-50 win over the Greyhounds.

The Ichabods never trailed in the game and they never let the ’Hounds get closer than 8 points in the second half. Washburn shot 43 percent from the field, which included an 11-for-14 performance in the second quarter that helped them pull away to an 11-point lead at halftime.

The Ichabods also outrebounded Fort Scott, 41-32, and handed out 15 assists on their 21 field goals. The Greyhounds shot only 30 percent from the field, never making more than 5 field goals in any quarter, hit on only 2 of 23 3-point attempts and, at least in a preliminary count, had only one assist in each half.

The ’Hounds tied the game once after a 7-0 first-quarter run during which Arkiarra Clark scored 5 points. That made it 9-9 with 5:17 to go. But Washburn’s Sydney Paialii, who led her team with 17 points, hit back-to-back 3-pointers to begin a run that made it 17-11 with 2:51 to go.

Clark took a steal in for a layup and Colleen Smith made a 3-pointer to close the gap to 2 points with 1:09 to go. Jordan Lenherr scored for Washburn with 43 seconds to go to create the quarter-time margin of 19-15.

Fort Scott got within two once again, 25-23, with 5:24 to go, when Jada Perry converted a 3-point play. Washburn scored the next 7 and also held the Greyhounds without a field goal over the next 3 1/2 minutes.

A pair of 3-pointers during a half-ending 8-3 run made it 44-33 at the half.

Fort Scott performed better on defense in the third quarter, holding Washburn to one-of-nine shooting. But the Ichabods also went to the free-throw line multiple times and that was enough to keep the Greyhounds at a distance, going into the fourth with a 56-43 lead.

The ’Hounds scored 7 of the first 9 points of the fourth quarter but never scored again after Clark’s left-wing 3-pointer brought them within 58-50 with 5:57 to go.

Ally McKenzie led Fort Scott with 12 points, going 8-for-10 at the free-throw line and also had 6 rebounds. Clark finished with 11 points.

Lenherr added 16 points to Washburn’s total while also hauling down 9 rebounds. Haley Thompson chipped in with 13 points and 8 boards.

Washburn made 21 of 49 field-goal attempts while Fort Scott was good on only 16 of 54.

The Greyhounds play in a classic at Southeast (Neb.) this weekend. They face the host team at 6 p.m. Friday night and Central-Columbus at noon on Saturday.

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NOTES — The women played at Connors State on Saturday. However, it was explained to the Tribune that curcumstances forced the people in charge of statistics for Connors State to leave the game at halftime, thus there is no information available at the present time....


WASHBURN JV: Doebele 2-5 1-2 6, Langvart 1-4 2-2 4, Narber 1-3 0-0 2, Lanherr 5-8 6-8 16, Farmer 0-2 0-0 0, Thompson 5-9 3-3 13, Ulsaker 0-0 0-0 0, Paialii 4-11 5-6 17, Holloway 0-0 0-0 0, Maples 3-5 1-2 8, Simmons 0-1 0-0 0, Mortensen 0-0 1-2 1, Braun 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS: 21-49 19-25 67.

FORT SCOTT: Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Polk 0-1 0-0 0, Perry 2-6 1-1 5, Davis 0-0 1-4 1, Wilson 2-4 0-0 4, Miller 2-4 3-4 7, Clark 5-15 0-0 11, Winter 2-9 1-2 6, Harper 0-3 0-0 0, McKenzie 2-7 8-10 12, Cole 0-1 2-2 2. TOTALS: 16-54 16-23 50.

Fort Scott........... 15 18 10 7 — 50

Washburn JV.... 19 25 12 11 — 67

Three-point field goals: Washburn JV 6-18 (Paialii 4-9, Doebele 1-2, Maples 1-2, Langvart 0-1, Lenherr 0-1, Farmer 0-1, Narber 0-2), Fort Scott 2-23 (Winter 1-5, Clark 1-10, Smith 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Perry 0-3, Harper 0-3).

Total fouls: Washburn JV 22, Fort Scott 21. Fouled out: None.

Rebounds: Washburn JV 41 (Lenherr 9), Fort Scott 32 (McKenzie 6). Assists: Washburn JV 15 (Thompson 3), Fort Scott 2 (Perry, Harper). Turnovers: Washburn JV 20, Fort Scott 19. Steals: Washburn JV 7 (Lenherr 2), Fort Scott 9 (Clark 3, Winter 3). Blocked shots: Washburn JV 3 (3 with 1 each), Fort Scott 2 (Miller 2).