Ohio women’s basketball (20-4, 12-1) continued their winning ways on Wednesday night with a thrashing of rival Miami (9-15, 3-10), 72-44.
The Bobcats’ offense was smooth and efficient once again in route to their 20th victory of the season.
Quiera Lampkins led all scorers with 20 points and set the team-high in assists (four), steals (five) and rebounds (four).
Kiyanna Black tallied 18 points of her own, all coming courtesy of her six hits from downtown. In fact, she only shot once from inside the three-point line.
What was even more impressive on Wednesday night for the ‘Cats was their defense. Ohio forced a total of 36 Redhawk turnovers and recorded 22 steals in the victory.
A 13-0 run in the second quarter put Ohio in front by 20 with just over seven minutes remaining in the first half and they would control the game from that point on.
Kendall McCoy and Leah Purvis each had 12 points to lead Miami. Dubiously, Purvis recorded the only double-double of anyone on Wednesday, recording 12 turnovers, as well.
Lexie Baldwin was the third and final member of Ohio to reach double figures with 12 points of her own.
Despite shooting just over 50 percent from the free-throw line (eight of 14), Ohio shot 42 percent (27 of 64) from the field compared to Miami’s 28 percent (14 of 49).
The Bobcats have now won 15 of their last 16 contests and will look to extend their current winning streak to four when they travel north on Saturday to face Akron (13-11, 7-6) at James A. Rhodes arena.