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Ohio Steals a Victory From RMU

Dec. 16, 2007

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ATHENS, Ohio - Simone Redd scored a game-high 18 points in just 22 minutes on the floor to lead Ohio past Robert Morris, 75-70, Sunday night at the Convocation Center.

Jennifer Bushby (Gahanna, Ohio) tallied a career-high five steals and during a five possession stretch in the middle of the first half, Bushby recorded back-to-back steals, a blocked shot, a defensive rebound and a 3-pointer which tied the game 15-15 with 11:25 remaining before halftime.

In the midst of 42 turnovers between the teams and 25 combined steals, Redd played her most efficient game of the season. The Warrensville Heights, Ohio, native scored 11 points in 11 minutes in the first half and finished with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-2 from beyond the 3-point line. It was Redd's highest-point total this season and brought her 40 points shy of the 1,000 point career milestone. The senior tallied a team-high 18 points against Robert Morris last season as well.

Chandra Myers (Sugarcreek, Ohio) pulled down five rebounds to go with 10 points and point guard Quintana Ward (Forest Park, Ill.) added 10 points of her own, in addition to five assists to give the Bobcats three double-digit scorers.

Ohio shot 45.6 percent from the field as a team including 9-of-19 from downtown. After making just 3-of-10 free throws in the first half, which allowed Robert Morris to remain in the game despite 16 first-half turnovers, the Bobcats made 6-of-8 free throws down the stretch, including back-to-back free throw makes by Lauren Kohn (Adrian, Mich.), which gave Ohio a four-point lead with just 11 seconds remaining in the game.

The Colonials were lead offensively by Kendra Williams' and Angela Pace's 16 points each. Robert Morris' most frequent leading scorer this season has been guard Sade Logan, who is second in the nation in scoring, averaging 25.3 points per game, but was limited to just 12 points on Sunday night against the Bobcats.

Logan picked up her third foul of the game with 7:47 left on the clock in the first half and did not re-enter the game until the 15:33 mark in the second half. When she was on the floor, the junior guard connected on 4-of-17 shots and went only 3-of-10 from behind the arc.

The Bobcats will be back in action at the Convocation Center on Dec. 30 against Morehead State. Prior to that tilt with the Eagles, the Bobcats will battle Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Dec. 21.