ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio University women's basketball team (4-4) took down Notre Dame College (5-1), 72-55, Saturday (Dec. 14) at the Convocation Center.
The victory put an end to a three-game losing skid for Ohio and marked the first time the Bobcats have opened their home schedule with a 2-0 mark since the 2011-12 campaign. As a team, Ohio is averaging 11.5 more points than the opposition and shooting at a .424 clip at home while averaging 6.5 fewer turnovers.
The Bobcats led the Falcons by just seven points at the halftime break, but Ohio outscored Notre Dame College, 37-27, over the final 20 minutes of play. The ‘Cats forced the Falcons to turn the ball over 35 times – the most by an Ohio opponent since Western Michigan committed 35 on January 28, 2012.
Sophomore guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) led the way for the Bobcats with 20 points, marking the third time this season she has reached the 20-point mark. In two home games, Black has averaged 27.5 points.
Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin (Hattiesburg, Miss.) chipped in 12 points to reach double digits for the fourth time in 2013-14. Baldwin has also enjoyed success thus far at the Convo, averaging 11.0 points and shooting at a .563 clip.
Redshirt sophomore guard Kat Yelle (Geneva, Ill.) and freshman forward Hannah Boesinger (Hudson, Ohio) each hauled in a season-high seven boards.
Redshirt sophomore guard Martha Nagbe tallied 26 points for Notre Dame College to lead all scorers while junior forward Molly Ritz piled up a game-high nine rebounds.
Ohio visits East Carolina next Friday (Dec. 20). Tip time is set for 7 p.m. EST.