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Ohio Women's Basketball Defeated By Eastern Michigan

Sophomore guard Kiyanna Black led the Ohio women's basketball with 11 points in Sunday's loss to Eastern Michigan.

Feb. 9, 2014

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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio University women's basketball team (8-14, 3-8 MAC) lost to Eastern Michigan (14-8, 4-7 MAC), 68-55, on Sunday (Feb. 9) at the Convocation Center. The defeat marked Ohio's seventh straight Mid-American Conference setback.

Four Bobcats posted nine points or more. Sophomore guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) paced the 'Cats with 11 points to go along with seven rebounds. Freshman forward Destini Cooper (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) chipped in 10 points and two blocks.

Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and freshman guard Quiera Lampkins (Gahanna, Ohio) both dished in nine points each. 

Following an early basket by Lampkins, Eastern Michigan went on a 13-0 run. The Bobcats showed resilience, though, responding with a 15-6 run of their own to cut the Eagles' lead to 19-17 with 7:51 remaining in the first half. Eastern Michigan carried a 32-23 advantage over Ohio into the break.

The Bobcats opened the second stanza with force, unraveling a 6-0 run to chop the Eagles' lead down to three (32-29). The Green and White failed to inch any closer in the remainder of the game.

Ohio held the edge over Eastern Michigan in points in the paint (26-18) and bench points (20-3).

The Bobcats will have a five-day break as they next return to the floor when they travel to play Toledo on Saturday (Feb. 15) at Savage Arena. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.