The Ohio University women’s basketball team has cooled off since starting the season out winning three of its first four contests. Since the quick start, they have fallen in five of their last six games and have seen their scoring average fall by 13 points per matchup.
It was important for the Lady Bobcats to get back to their winning ways before they travel to Northern Illinois to start MAC play on January 4.
It was the third place game for the Green and White after falling to James Madison, the host of the invitational. The opponent was 1-10 University of Maryland, Baltimore County and it was total domination from the start as the Ohio University ladies took care of business with an 84-36 victory to move to 5-6 on the year.
Not only was it by far the biggest win of the season but it also set some records. The Bobcats made 19 three-point field goals, which is not only a team record but also a MAC record. They put up 51 points in the first half and led by 29 going into the break.
Six different Bobcats would rack up at least one field goal from behind the arc and four players scored double digits.
Kiyanna Black led the way offensively with 18 points as five of her six made shots were three balls. Kat Yelle had 11 points and was just three rebounds away from a double double. It definitely says something about how good a team shoots when they shot better from three (54%) than at the foul line (50%).
Other Game Notes:
– Ohio turned the ball over 10 times, UMBC had 22 turnovers.
– Ohio had 13 steals.
– Ohio had 22 assists.
– Ohio out-rebounded UMBC 48-25.
For the Green and White, it was a great win to finish third in the invitational and move closer to that .500 mark as they now sit at 5-6.
We will have to wait till Saturday to see if Bob Bolden can keep his team clicking like this as they will travel to Northern Illinois to take on the Huskies as MAC play begins.