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Ohio Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss at No. 3/4 Louisville

Freshman forward Destini Cooper tied for the team lead with six rebounds in Ohio's loss to Louisville on Thursday.

Nov. 21, 2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Ohio University women's basketball team (2-1) suffered its first loss of the 2013-14 season on Thursday, falling to No. 3/4 Louisville (5-0), 90-33, at the KFC Yum! Center.

"I didn't think we played real hard in the first half, but I did think we got some open looks," said first-year head coach Bob Boldon. "We missed our first 11 threes, and, I think, mentally, that got to us. We've got to get better at handling adversity. But, make no mistake about it: this Louisville team is really, really good."

Freshman guard Quiera Lampkins (Gahanna, Ohio) led the Bobcats with 13 points, reaching double figures for the first time in her career. She went 9-for-10 from the charity stripe.

"She got off to a slow start, but she did a really nice job of gaining her composure and sticking with it," said Boldon. "She was frustrated early in the first half but really hung in there and gave us some really good minutes late in the first half and throughout the second half."

Freshmen forwards Destini Cooper (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and Hannah Boesinger (Hudson, Ohio) tied for the team lead with six rebounds apiece.

Louisville shot 60.7% from the field.

Four Cardinals reached double figures in scoring, led by 15 off the bench from redshirt junior forward Shawnta' Dyer. Sophomore forward Cortnee Walton hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds.

Ohio concludes its three-game road swing through the Bluegrass State when it visits Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. The opening tip is slated for 4 p.m.