WACO, Texas — The Washburn women’s basketball team struggled to give powerhouse Baylor a game, getting overwhelmed by the Lady Bears, 117-33, on Monday at the Ferrell Center.
Washburn, which features 11 newcomers, saw Baylor race out to a 37-6 lead. WU finished with 39 turnovers and went just 12 of 48 from the field.
“We’re disappointed in some areas,” WU coach Ron McHenry said during his postgame radio interview with KTPK-FM. “We knew it would be a tough task, but it’s disappointing when you turn the ball over so much. We either don’t know our offense good enough or really can’t get open against a good, long defense. There’s obviously a reason why we did what we did.
“But I think we got out of here healthy. It’s a good learning curve, it really is. It tells you how hard good players play. Three years from now, those kids will probably be in the WNBA. There’s some really good players over there.”
Alexis McAfee led Washburn with 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting.
Washburn opens the regular season on Friday when it faces Minnesota State-Mankato in the Central Region Challenge at 6:45 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.