Jennies Win Over Ichabods

Freshman guard Charley Bovaird looks for a play to get around her opponent. “We started the game off so poorly … but the second quarter was much much better and we only gave up six points,” head coach of Women’s Basketball team Dave Slifer said. The Jennies beat Ichabods 62-56. (Photo by Meah Copeland)
Freshman forward Graycen Holden attempts to make a free throw shot against the Ichabods. “We started out pretty hot but through that tough stretch, I think we remained really good.” freshman forward Kade Hackerott said. The Jennies won 62-56.

  The University of Central Missouri Jennies basketball team (16-2) hosted their annual pink out and Play4Kate game to promote the fight for breast cancer. Their opponent was the Washburn Ichabods (7-10) who outscored the Jennies in three of the four quarters. However, Senior forward Nija Collier and the rest of the Jennies team continued to fight, winning the game with a final score 62-56. 

  Collier recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds. On the defensive side of the ball, she tallied up five blocks and two steals. Freshman guard Olivia Nelson’s play earned her 17 points with a shooting percentage of 70. The team shot 43.1 percent for the game, 42.9 percent three-pointers and 39 rebounds. Jennies figured out quickly that playing in the paint allowed them to outscore Washburn in second chance points, 13 to 6 and bench points, at 21 to 9.

  The Ichabods didn’t go down without a fight, with a duo effort from junior guard Nuria Barrientos and senior guard Hunter Bentley, with 18 and 16 points respectively. Washburn shot 43.8 percent from the floor and made 45.5 percent three-pointers. Even though they nearly doubled the amount of points scored off of turnovers with 24 points to the Jennies 13, it wasn’t enough to pull them ahead.