Dec. 21, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio (6-4) women's basketball team took the road for the fourth time this season in a 79-70 loss to Robert Morris (6-3) on Friday night in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Junior Simone Redd (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) led the Bobcats with 18 points and seven rebounds. Junior Lauren Kohn (Adrian, Mich.) tallied 14 points and senior Domenica Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Four of Robert Morris's starters scored in double-digits, led by Chinata Nesbit with a game-high 29 points. Sugeiry Monsac had 20 points and Psyche Butler and Natasha Summerville added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
For the game the Bobcats shot 41.4 percent from the field connecting on 24-of-58 attempts. The Colonials made 45.5 percent of their attempts from the field on 30-of-66 shooting for the game.
Ohio took an 8-2 lead to start the first half from back-to-back three-pointers from Redd. Robert Morris went on a 12-6 run to tie the game at 14-14 with 14:54 on the clock. Redd, who was 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, connected on two free throws to put the Bobcats up by two at 16-14.
The teams traded runs throughout and at the 6:25 mark Ohio held Robert Morris scoreless for three minutes as the Bobcats went on a 7-0 run to go into the locker room on top, 36-29.
The Bobcats carried the momentum over to the second frame as they built a ten point advantage early in the half at 43-33. The Colonials went on 13-0 run to take the lead at 46-43. A three by Lauren Hmiel (York, Pa.) broke a two-minute scoring drought by the Bobcats knotting the game at 46-46. Ohio was able to take a 56-52 lead with 8:55 remaining in regulation. The Colonials in turn went on a 8-3 run to pull ahead 72-63 and led by as many as 12 points at 75-63 with 5:43 on the clock. Robert Morris outscored the `Cats 7-2 in the last minute and a half to win the game, 79-70.
Ohio will be back in action next week in the Florida Atlantic Tournament on Dec. 29-30 in Boca Raton, Fla.