Dec. 13, 2006
Box Score |
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio women's basketball team suffered a 73-54 loss at Auburn on Wednesday night. The Bobcats fell to 5-3, and the Tigers improved to 9-2 on the season.
Junior Lauren Kohn (Adrian, Mich.) led all Ohio scorers with 17 points and four rebounds. Junior Quintana Ward (Park Forest, Ill.) put up a season-high 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-5 from three-point range. Junior Simone Redd (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) added 10 points and sophomore Rachel Frederick (Gibsonia, Pa.) tallied seven points and seven rebounds.
"I was feeling pretty confident with my shot tonight and my teammates had confidence in me, so I just kept shooting when open shots kept coming to me," Kohn said.
For the game the Bobcats shot 31 percent from the field connecting on 19-of-61 attempts. The Tigers made 48 percent of their attempts from the field on 32-of-66 shooting for the game. The Tigers also won the battle of the boards outrebounding the Bobcats 47-32.
KeKe Carrier led the Tigers with a double-double registering 22 points and 10 rebounds. DeWanna Bonner and Joanna Clayden scored in double figures with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Bonner also had 15 rebounds.
Kohn hit a three to open the first half giving Ohio a 3-0 advantage, the first of only three leads for the Bobcats. The teams traded buckets in the early stages of the game as the score was tied four times, lastly at 13-13. Clayden nailed a three-pointer that sparked a 13-2 run helping the Tigers to jump ahead 26-15 midway through the first half. A late five-point effort from Redd pulled the Bobcats within eight, 22-30, with 3:10 remaining in the first. Auburn went on a 4-2 run for a 10 point lead, 34-24, at the half.
After the intermission Kohn knocked down two free throws, cutting Auburn's lead to eight points. Over the next three minutes, the Bobcats outscored the Tigers, 10-6, chopping their lead in half. Redd earned five points in the run, Frederick hit a three and Ward added a bucket to pull Ohio within four at 40-36. The Bobcats were without a basket for the next four minutes as the Tigers scored 11 unanswered points for a 15-point lead with 12:54 remaining.
Ohio didn't back down and hit five more three-pointers, including three by Kohn, to chip away at a 17 point Auburn lead to come within eight points at 58-50 with 4:07 remaining in regulation. A 13-3 run would give Auburn its biggest lead of 21 points at 71-50. The Bobcats outscored the Tigers 4-2 in the remaining minutes but Auburn sealed the win 73-54.
The Bobcats will try to snap their three-game losing streak when they host Marshall on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Convocation Center.