Women’s team continues slide, loses to Eastern Michigan

Sunday evening featured a matchup between the Ohio University women’s basketball team (8-14, 3-8 MAC) and Eastern Michigan (14-8, 4-7 MAC) where the Bobcats saw their losing streak continue, suffering a 68-55 loss. The defeat extended the streak to seven in a row, all conference losses.

After entering the locker room down 32-23, the Bobcats came out and cut the lead to 32-29 using a 6-0 run. After getting within three however, the Bobcats were unable to get any closer before time expired.

Ohio used a balanced attack against Eastern Michigan with four players scoring nine points or more. The Bobcats were led in scoring and rebounds by sophomore Kiyanna Black. She ended the game with eleven points and seven rebounds. Helping out with the balanced attack were Destini Cooper with ten points, and Lexie Baldwin along with Quiera Lampkins each adding nine.

While a seven-game losing streak is never good, a couple moral victories the Bobcats can take away from this game were their advantages over Eastern Michigan in paint points as well as bench scoring. The Bobcats topped the Eagles 26-18 in the paint and won the battle of the benches 20-3.

The Bobcats will look to get off the slide Saturday when they travel to the Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets.

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