March 17, 2017
Score: Penn State 74, Ohio 65
Location: State College, Pa.
The Short Story: In the final game of her career, Quiera Lampkins registered a double-double as the Ohio women’s basketball team (22-10) fell to Penn State (20-10), 74-65 in the first round of the 2017 Women’s Invitation Tournament on Friday night (March 17) in State College.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins, #11 Kelly Karlis, # 12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon
PENN STATE STARTERS: #2 Amari Carter, #5 Sierra Moore, #11 Teniya Page, #24 Ashanti Thomas, #31 Jaida Travascio-Green
How It Happened:
- Penn State won the opening tip.
- The Bobcats got on the board first with a Taylor Agler three-pointer on Ohio’s first possession to give Ohio a 3-0 lead.
- Agler then hit two free throws to give Ohio a 5-0 lead with 8:16 left in the first.
- Yamonie Jenkins would extend the Bobcats’ lead to 7-0 with a layup.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon would then split the defense in the paint for a layup to give Ohio a 9-0 lead with 6:18 left in the first quarter.
- Penn State got on the board with 5:30 left on a layup.
- Quiera Lampkins responded with layup of her own moments later to give Ohio an 11-2 lead.
- Penn State would go on an 11-2 run through the final five minutes of the first quarter to tie the game at 13-13 after the first quarter.
- Penn State got the first points of the second quarter off a three-pointer to take 16-13 lead with 8:18 left in the second.
- PSU would hit another three with 7:52 left to go up 19-13.
- Lampkins would get a layup for the Bobcats with 6:36 left in the second quarter to make the score 21-15.
- Jenkins would snag a steal and take off down the court for a fast break layup to give the PSU lead to 22-17 with 4:24 left in the second quarter.
- Ohio would cut the Penn State lead to 24-22 with a made three-pointer from Agler with 2:24 left in the second quarter.
- Penn State would go on a 7-1 run after the Agler three to close out the second quarter.
- Penn State would enter the half leading 31-23.
- Leading Ohio was Agler with eight points.
- Lampkins was next with six points and six boards.
- Ohio shot 9-of-33 from the field, 2-of-15 from three-point range and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 20 rebounds, dished out two assists and had four steals.
- Ohio forced PSU to turn the ball over five times and scored five points off of them.
- Leading PSU was Sierra Moore with 10 points.
- Penn State shot 13-of-30 from the field, 2-of-8 from three-point range and 3-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Penn State grabbed 24 rebounds and dished out 11 assists while forcing Ohio to turn the ball over four times and score three points off of them.
- Penn State would open the third quarter by hitting three free throws to take a 34-23 lead with 8:30 left.
- PSU would go up by 11 with 7:05 left in the third quarter.
- Lampkins would cut the score to 37-29 with 5:39 left in the quarter on a made layup.
- Penn State would take an 18-point lead with 3:12 left in the third quarter.
- With two made free throws by Lampkins to end the quarter, Ohio would trail 52-37 at the end of the third.
- The Bobcats would start the fourth quarter with a made three-pointer by Lampkins. Ohio would then follow that up with a layup Jasmine Weatherspoon and Jenkins to make the score 54-44 with 9:21 left in the fourth.
- Penn State would go back up 16 with 6:35 left in the game.
- With a made three-pointer from Agler with 3:51 left, Ohio would cut the PSU lead to 68-57.
- With two three-pointers from Katie Barker, a steal and a layup from Lampkins and a layup from Agler, Ohio would cut the Penn State lead to five with 1:50 left in the game.
- However, Ohio would be unable to get the score closer and PSU would close out the game on a 4-0 run.
- The Bobcats would fall to Penn State, 74-65.
- Leading the Bobcats was Lampkins who scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double.
- Agler added a season-high 18 points.
- Weatherspoon also scored 10 points.
- Overall, Ohio shot .369 from the field, .276 from three-point range and .643 from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 37 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, had one block and five steals.
- Ohio forced Penn State to turn the ball over eight times and scored 10 points off of them.
- Leading PSU was Moore with 20 points, followed by Amari Carter (12), Teniya Page (11) and Siyeh Frazier (10).
- Overall, PSU shot .438 from the field, .200 from three-point range and .625 from the free throw line.
- Penn State grabbed 49 rebounds, dished out nine assists, had five blocks and six steals.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- Lampkins registered her seventh double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
- Agler scored a season and career-high 18 points.
- Agler hit a season-high four-three pointers.
- Ohio is 2-2 all-time in the WNIT.
- Ohio registered 22 wins for three-straight years.
- Ohio is now 1-1 all-time in the WNIT First Round.
- Ohio fell to 1-2 against the Big 10 this season.
- Ohio is 5-35 all-time against the Big 10.
- Ohio is now 0-2 all-time against Penn State.
“If this were a track meet, we would’ve gotten annihilated. This was the most athletic team we’ve played all year, and our kids didn’t back down. I’m really proud and not surprised by the way we competed.” – Head coach Bob Boldon
“I think you have to really credit the senior class and group in general for building a program that when you win 22 games people are disappointed with it when it’s only been done a few other times in the history of the program.” – Head coach Bob Boldon
“At no point did these kids stop trying, and at no point did these kids stop believing in each other. These kids have done a tremendous job of creating a respect for our program amongst other teams. When people see us, they see that we’re picked to win things. That wasn’t something that happened when those young ladies signed their NLI four years ago. They weren’t picked to win anything. They would’ve been happy to play Penn State and keep it within thirty, but tonight they came in with the idea to bet a Big Ten team on the road. They are to be commended for where they’ve taken this program and I’ve been fortunate to be a part of it with them.” – Head coach Bob Boldon
With the loss, the Bobcats season has come to an end. Stay tuned to OhioBobcats.com for all offseason news and information.