Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin tied for the team lead with 12 points in Ohio women's basketball's 84-60 loss to No. 8 Maryland on Saturday in the 2013 San Juan Shootout.
Nov. 30, 2013
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GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico -- The Ohio University women's basketball team (3-3) fell to the No. 8-ranked University of Maryland (7-1), 84-60, Saturday (Nov. 30) in its final game of the 2013 San Juan Shootout at Mario Morales Coliseum.
The Bobcats lost their second straight. Ohio dropped a 76-67 decision to the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday (Nov. 29) in the opening game of the San Juan Shootout.
"I thought we played harder today," said first-year head coach Bob Boldon. "We had a good look at the tape last night, and, sometimes, the truth hurts. You need to look at the tape and see what you're doing wrong and make adjustments, and I thought the brightest spot of the trip is that we showed we made some adjustments and made a better effort. Being able to make improvements is what this non-conference slate is all about."
Ohio has played two top-eight squads in its last four games.
"You see how really good teams play," said Boldon of Ohio's challenging non-conference schedule. "You get a real-life evaluation of where you're at."
Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin (Hattiesburg, Miss.) and sophomore guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) each scored 12 points to pace Ohio. It marked the third time this season Black has hit double figures and 23rd time in her career. Redshirt sophomore guard Kat Yelle (Geneva, Ill.) reached double figures for the second time in the last three games, chipping in 10 points. Baldwin matched freshman forward Jasmine Weatherspoon (Columbus, Ohio) for the team lead in rebounds with five. Freshman guard Yamonie Jenkins (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) led the Bobcats with a career-high five assists.
Four Terrapins finished in double digits, led by 16 points from freshman guard Lexie Brown. Senior forward Alyssa Thomas achieved a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore center Malina Howard also tallied 13 points while redshirt sophomore guard Brene Moseley added 12 and dished out a game-high nine assists.
Ohio looks to return to its winning ways next Thursday (Dec. 21) when it travels to Cleveland State to wrap up its six-game road trip. The opening tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.