No. 1 seed Washburn used a 23-0 run in the first half to erase an early 18-7 lead by No. 8 seed Missouri Western, and the Lady Blues did not relinquish the lead en route to a 80-63 victory Thursday afternoon in the first round of the MIAA Centennial Women’s Basketball Championship at Municipal Auditorium.
Shaquanda Wiggins recorded a double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, as No. 4 seed Central Missouri pulled away to defeat No. 5 Fort Hays State, 73-61, in the first round.
Arriana Walker set an MIAA Women’s Basketball Tournament record with 39 points, and added nine assists and seven rebounds to lead No. 7 seed Lincoln past No. 2 seed Pittsburg State, 83-77.