The Lady Bobcats would love to play in the welcoming arms of the Convo for every game if they could choose. Going into Thursday’s matchup with MAC foe Miami, the Lady Bobcats were 2-0 at home and averaged a total of 83 points per matchup.
After a 23 point loss on the road to Northern Illinois last Saturday, the green and white captured their first MAC win of the season as they scored a season high 97 points in a double digit trouncing of the Redhawks, with a final score of 97-79.
Each team was in jeopardy of starting 0-2 in MAC play as Miami was was beaten by Western Michigan on January 4th. Needing a hot start, the Bobcats raced out to an early 11-2 advantage.
Kat Yelle and Kiyanna Black hit back to back three point field goals that sparked a 21-11 Ohio run to end the first half up 54-36.
Lexie Baldwin started the second half of play for Ohio scoring seven of her teams first nine points. Ohio stretched the lead to 23, which was second biggest lead of the game, as Black hit another three pointer with 14:26 left in the game.
From there on out it was smooth sailing for the Green and White as they kept the lead hovering around twenty points for the rest of the game.
Ohio had five players reach double digit points as Quiera Lampkins led the way with 24 and a 9-12 shooting performance from the field. Lampkins also led the team in rebounds with seven boards.
Mariah Byard and Destini Cooper each played a team high 31 minutes as they combined for 24 points and six rebounds.
Other Game Notes:
- Ohio won despite Miami shooting nearly 4% better from the field.
- Ohio made 13 three pointers, Miami made four.
- Miami out-rebounded Ohio 41-29.
- Ohio had 17 steals in the game, Miami had just two.
For Ohio it’s their first win inside the MAC and they move one game closer to .500 on the year as they moved to 6-7 with the win over the Redhawks.
Other good news for Bob Bolden’s group is that Ohio will stay in Athens for another home game at they Convo as they welcome in Western Michigan Sunday.
At home this year, Ohio is 3-0 and is averaging 90 points per game.