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Washburn sends Lincoln to fifth straight MIAA loss

Washburn sends Lincoln to fifth straight MIAA loss

January 18th, 2012 in News

Lincoln center Vivian Essuon takes a shot as Washburn forward Sierra Moeller looks on during Wednesday's game at Jason Gym.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

Playing the preseason Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Assocation favorite isn't exactly the best remedy for a four-game conference losing streak.

It almost was on this night.

Lincoln hung with No. 16 Washburn for the first half, taking taking a one-point lead into halftime. The Lady Blues took over in the second half, rolling to a 73-64 victory Wednesday night at Jason Gym in Jefferson City.

"Physically, we looked a little fatigued tonight and that might have played a part in not being able to knock down shots," Lincoln coach Katie Vaughn said after her team's 38-percent shooting performance. "They beat us in transition two or three times, got easy buckets, just kind of got away from us a little bit. We've got to be able to not let people get easy runs on us."