UCM Jennies come up short versus Washburn, 59-54


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Ashley Jones attempts a post move around a Washburn defender Wednesday at the Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg. Jones had six points and rebounds each.


Paige Redmond attempts a layup in the second half of Wednesday’s 59-54 loss versus Washburn. Redmond finished with seven points in 22 minutes.


Alyxis Bowens fades away for a short jumper in the second half of Central Missouri and Washburn women’s basketball game Wednesday. Washburn defeated the Jennies 59-54.


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Ashley Jones attempts a post move around a Washburn defender Wednesday at the Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg. Jones had six points and rebounds each.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TSD012816Jens1.jpgAshley Jones attempts a post move around a Washburn defender Wednesday at the Multipurpose Building in Warrensburg. Jones had six points and rebounds each.

Paige Redmond attempts a layup in the second half of Wednesday’s 59-54 loss versus Washburn. Redmond finished with seven points in 22 minutes.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TSD012816Jens2.jpgPaige Redmond attempts a layup in the second half of Wednesday’s 59-54 loss versus Washburn. Redmond finished with seven points in 22 minutes.

Alyxis Bowens fades away for a short jumper in the second half of Central Missouri and Washburn women’s basketball game Wednesday. Washburn defeated the Jennies 59-54.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TSD012816Jens3.jpgAlyxis Bowens fades away for a short jumper in the second half of Central Missouri and Washburn women’s basketball game Wednesday. Washburn defeated the Jennies 59-54.

Struggles continued for the Central Missouri women’s offense Wednesday hosting Washburn.

The threes never fell, and the layups rimmed out. The Jennies led late in the first quarter and never again, losing 59-54 to the visiting Ichabods.

Central Missouri head coach Dave Slifer said the Jennies let Washburn’s defense dictate their shots.

“Washburn does a good job defensively,” Slifer said. “They don’t really turn you over, but they make you take bad shots. We obliged tonight.”

The Jennies (7-11, 6-7 MIAA) and Ichabods had 18 turnovers each. Central Missouri entered the game ninth in the conference in scoring, averaging 66 points per game. Washburn was allowing 57 points per game, good for the second-least in the MIAA.

Shelby Winkelmann led Central Missouri with 23 points. Ashley Duffy added 13 points and 8 rebounds starting at forward for the Jens.

Seven of Washburn’s eight players on the night scored. Haley Pfau led the way for the Ichabods with 16 points.

Both teams shot less than 40 percent from the field. The Jennies were just 3 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Slifer said better shots could have made all the difference for Central Missouri.

“We were 3-for-23 from three,” Slifer said. “There’s a reason we were, it’s because they weren’t in-rhythm shots … If we’d have just made a few layups, it could have been a different ballgame.”

The Jennies host Emporia State 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Warrensburg.

Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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Alex Agueros can be reached at 660-826-1000, ext. 1483 or on Twitter @abagueros2

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