March 7, 2014
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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio University women's basketball team (9-19, 4-13 MAC) looks to lock down the No. 10 seed in the upcoming 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament as it wraps up the 2013-14 regular season against archrival Miami (7-21, 3-14 MAC) on Saturday (March 8) in the Battle of the Bricks at Millett Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET.
Jacob Corrigan and Michael Garr will have the call on WOUB-AM 1340. A live video stream of the game is also available free on MAC-Sports.com.
The Last Meeting
January 9, 2014
Ohio Women's Basketball Bests Miami 97-79
A dominating first half on both ends of the floor led to a victory three years in the making, as the Ohio University women's basketball team (6-7, 1-1 MAC) raced out to a 19-point halftime lead that led to a 97-79 romp over Miami University (4-9, 0-2 MAC) on Thursday (Jan. 9) in a Battle of the Bricks matchup at the Convocation Center.
- Ohio battled back from a 12-point second-half deficit, but the rally fell just short in a 69-64 setback to MAC rival Kent State (7-21, 4-13 MAC) on Wednesday (March 5) at the Convocation Center.
Three Bobcats reached double figures, with freshman guard Quiera Lampkins (Gahanna, Ohio) leading the way with 16 points, which marked the 14th time she has reached double figures and sixth time she has led the team in scoring in 2013-14. Twelve of her points came in the second half.
Freshman forward Hannah Boesinger (Hudson, Ohio) reached double figures for the fifth time this season, tallying 13 points.
Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin (Hattiesburg, Miss.) achieved double digits for the third time in the last four games and 10th time this season with 10 points. She led the `Cats in rebounds for a team-high 14th time this season, pulling down eight caroms.
Freshman forward Destini Cooper (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) posted a career-high four steals.
- A dominating first half on both ends of the floor led to a victory three years in the making, as the Ohio raced out to a 19-point halftime lead that led to a 97-79 romp over Miami on Jan. 9 in a Battle of the Bricks matchup at the Convocation Center.
The victory marked Ohio's first MAC triumph of the 2014 campaign and first victory over the RedHawks since cruising to a 76-47 win at the Convo on March 2, 2011. Miami had won the previous five matchups against Ohio. The Bobcats have already matched their overall and conference win total from 2012-13.
Ohio recorded its second wire-to-wire win in three games and surpassed the 90-point plateau for the second time in 13 contests.
The Bobcats capitalized on an opportunistic defensive effort, turning 25 Miami turnovers into 33 points. Conversely, the RedHawks managed to force just six turnovers, leading to only four points.
A season-high five Bobcats reached double figures, led by a then-career-high 24 points from freshman forward Quiera Lampkins (Gahnanna, Ohio). She went 9-for-12 from the field. Lampkins also hauled in a team-high seven rebounds.
Sophomore guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) sunk a game-high four treys off the bench and finished in double digits for the sixth time this season with 16 points.
Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin (Hattiesburg, Miss.) hit double figures with 14 points.
Freshman forward Destini Cooper (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) came off the bench to score 13 points.
Junior guard Mariah Byard (Mannington, W. Va.) knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and tallied 11 points to reach the 500-point mark in her career.
- Ohio has set a school record in 2013-14 with 735 three-point field goal attempts. The previous mark of 606 was set by the 2007-08 squad. The MAC record for three-point field goal attempts in a season is 785, set by Central Michigan in 2008-09. Averaging just over 26 attempts from behind the arc per game, the 'Cats are on pace to break that mark with at least two more games left to play in 2013-14.
- Ohio fell to Ball State, 79-63, on Jan. 18 at the Convocation Center, putting an end to a three-game winning streak. The streak marked Ohio's longest conference winning streak since reeling off three in a row in 2008-09.
- The Bobcats have scored at least 70 points in eight of their nine victories. Ohio has outscored the opposition by 16.8 points and has outshot opponents, 40.3%-38.0% in its nine victories -- including 37.4%-27.3% from three-point range. When the Bobcats win, they are averaging 10.8 steals per game.
- Ohio is 242-301 (.446) all-time in MAC play and is coming off a 1-15 mark in conference play in 2012-13. The Bobcats have captured two MAC regular season titles (1986 & `95).
- Ohio has been picked to finish fifth in the MAC East Division in 2013-14, as voted on by the conference's coaches.
- Sophomore guard Kiyanna Black (Columbus, Ohio) has appeared in 27 games, making 12 starts at guard, and is averaging 23.0 minutes per contest. She leads the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game and has led team in scoring a team-high 14 times. Black has reached double figures in scoring a team-high 16 times. She has scored 20 or more points seven times.
Black scored a career-high 35 points -- including eight three-pointers -- in the season opener against Xavier. Her eight treys tied her with Cathy Zsall for second-most in a single game in school history. She shot 11-for-19 from the field.
Black was named MAC East Division Player of the Week on Dec. 16 for the second time in her career and first time in 2013-14 after leading the way with 20 points against Notre Dame College.
Black has started 29 of the 56 games she's played in, totaling 646 points (11.5 per game). She is a career 33.0% shooter -- including 27.8% from three-point range. Black has reached double figures in scoring 30 times in her career and has scored at least one point in 53 of 55 career games.
- Freshman guard Quiera Lampkins (Gahanna, Ohio) has started all 28 games at guard, averaging a team-high 27.9 minutes per contest. She ranks second on the team with 10.7 points per game and has reached double figures in scoring 14 times -- including 12 of the last 19 games. Lampkins has led the team in scoring five times and in rebounds seven times.
Lampkins was named the MAC East Division Player of the Week on Jan. 13 after averaging 21.5 points and shooting 60% from the field (17-for-28) over the second week of conference play. She also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals. She tallied a career-high 24 points and went 9-for-12 from the field in addition to hauling in a team-high seven rebounds over Miami. She followed that performance up by racking up 19 points against Western Michigan to finish in double digits for the third straight game.
- A nursing major, who owns a 3.890 cumulative grade point average, junior guard Mariah Byard (Mannington, W. Va.) was named MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her efforts against UMBC and at Northern Illinois. Byard closed 2013 with a big performance and began the new year with another strong outing, averaging 17.0 points, shooting 63.2% (12-19) from the field and 58.8% (10-17) from behind the arc over two games. She was a big part of a record-setting three-point shooting display against UMBC, tallying 17 points and finishing 6-for-10 from the field -- including 5-for-9 from three-point range -- helping the Bobcats set a new school and conference record with 19 treys. She followed that display up by scoring a game-high 17 points at Northern Illinois.
In just her second game back from an injury that kept her out for eight straight games, Byard matched her season high by knocking down five three-pointers to total a game-high 17 points last Saturday (Feb. 15) at Toledo.
Byard is averaging 9.9 points per game (which ranks third on the team), has reached double figures nine times and has led the team in scoring four times in 2013-14.
Byard has started 27 of the 76 games she has played in, compiling 562 points (7.4 per game), 109 assists (1.4 per game) and 50 steals. She is a career 32.9% shooter -- including 33.3% from behind the arc.