Score: Ohio 61, Toledo 55
Location: Athens, Ohio
The Short Story: An 18-2 run by the Ohio women's basketball team (17-5, 8-3 MAC) at end of the first half proved to be crucial Saturday afternoon (Feb. 4) in the Convo, as Ohio defeated Toledo (14-7, 5-5 MAC) by the final score of 61-55.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins, #11 Kelly Karlis, #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #22 Hannah Boesinger
TOLEDO STARTERS: #2 Mikaela Boyd, #3 Mariella Santucci, #11 Jay Bravo-Harriott, #12 Janice Monakana, #15 Kaayla McIntyre
How it Happened:
- Toledo took first possession off the opening tip
- Hannah Boesinger opened scoring for Ohio, as she made two from the stripe after getting fouled inside of the paint.
- Boesinger followed that up with a wide-open corner three, tying the game up at five a piece.
- Yamonie Jenkins gave her defender a little hesitation move and found her way to the basket for an easy lay-in, cutting Ohioâs deficit to five with 4:01 remaining in the first.
- At the first media timeout, Ohio trailed Toledo 12-7.
- At the conclusion of the first quarter, Toledo led Ohio 12-7 as neither team scored after the media timeout and tallied seven total turnovers.
- Kelly Karlis opened scoring for the Bobcats in the second on a corner three off of great ball movement around the arc by Ohio.
- At the 8:38 mark, Jenkins connected from deep in the Convo as she tied the game 13-13.
- Prior to the media timeout, Karlis tracked down an easy lay-up attempt by Toledo and sent it out of bounds. Ohio trailed 19-13 at this point.
- Following a five-minute dry spell, Katie Barker found herself wide open on the wing and tickled the twine on a three-pointer.
- Barker made it back-to-back threes, cutting Toledoâs lead to just one.
- Quiera Lampkins went coast-to-coast and finished the lay-up, helping Ohio jump out to a quick 8-0 run to take the lead, 21-20.
- Ohio finished the half on an 18-2 run, as the Bobcats went in to the break leading Toledo 31-22.
- Boesinger led the Bobcats with eight points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field. She added one rebound and one assist.
- Barker finished the half with six points, shooting 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.
- Karlis opened scoring for Ohio on a lay-up off of a nice feed from Taylor Agler.
- At the 5:52 mark, Taylor Agler nailed a wing three that stopped an 8-0 run by the Rockets and put Ohio up by six, 38-32.
- After a near five-minute drought without a field goal, Lampkins pulled a nifty move to get past her defender and sank the floater to give Ohio a 42-38 lead.
- Agler drilled a corner three at the buzzer off of a slick find from Amani Burke and Ohio led at the end of the third quarter, 46-40.
- Boesinger opened scoring for Ohio in the final quarter on a nice put back off of a missed shot attempt.
- Burke cashed in a corner three to push Ohioâs lead to nine, 53-44.
- With 5:35 remaining in the game, Jenkins found her way to the basket and finished her lay-up attempt.
- At the final media timeout, Ohio held a 55-46 lead.
- Lampkins shifted her way past three defenders and finished a tough lay-up to put Ohio ahead by eight, 57-49, with 2:30 remaining in the game.
- Burke converted on an and-one attempt as she muscled her way in the paint to give herself 11 points on the night.
- Ohio came out on top 61-55.
- Ohio scored 18 points in the paint and 29 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcats defense forced Toledo to turn the ball over 22 times. The Bobcats also dished out 11 assists.
- Jenkins led the team in scoring with 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting. She added three assists and one rebound.
- Lampkins added 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.
- Ohio shot 34 percent from the field, 26 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the line. The Bobcats also had four players in double-figures.
- For Toledo, Janice Monakana led her squad with 18 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the field. She added five rebounds and one assist.
- Jay Bravo-Harriott added 15 points, three rebounds and two assists.
- Toledo shot 35 percent from the field, 33 percent from 3-point range and 77 percent from the line.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- This was Boesingerâs fourth consecutive game scoring in double digits.
- The Bobcats have won five of their last six games.
- Ohioâs record improved to 8-3 in the MAC.
- This was the 28th all-time win for Ohio over Toledo.
- This is the 543rd victory in program history.
- This was Bob Boldonâs 79th win at Ohio.
- Ohio now has 17 wins for the third-straight season.
- Lampkins needs 173 more points to move into second in all-time scoring in Bobcat history.
- Lampkins has scored in double figures for 17-straight games.
âWe were so stagnant and we were looking for drivers and cutters that were just not there. We are not as good when the ball stops. If you look back at any of the runs weâve had throughout the season, it has always started with good ball movement. Credit to Toledo though, they are a good defensive team and made us play a different way. You have to make shots though. We are not shooting the ball the way we had hoped. Thankfully our defense got us through.â Head Coach Bob Boldon
âI think it just takes time, you cannot replicate game-time in practice. She [Jasmine Weatherspoon] gave us some good minutes. I am not surprised she fouled out. She was out of position most of the night and that is just game reps. Jasmine is a very intelligent woman and she understands our defensive system very well, she just couldnât seem to get anything going.â â Head Coach Bob Boldon
âHannah doesnât need a lot of shots, she will run in and rebound every time. I thought we did a poor job of giving Hannah the ball in transition though. Again, we were a little out of sync today on moving the basketball. I donât think she has been playing any differently than she has the past three years. She comes in every day and works hard.â âHead Coach Bob Boldon
âThe senior class is doing a tremendous job of leading this season and coming in every day and working hard. This team still has a hunger to get better that I havenât seen in a couple years. We have pretty high expectations. We knew coming into this year that we were going to be a different team. We were losing some pretty significant pieces, but we still had the same expectations.â â Head Coach Bob Boldon
âI just take what I can get. I get some crazy shots and put backs on offensive rebounds. Iâm not really always looking to score, I love driving and taking corner threes. I think I can make every shot that I take. If they want to back off of me and let me take the shot, thatâs fine by me.â - Hannah Boesinger
âI think we know that if we play well on defense that offense will come. If we arenât shooting well or arenât getting calls on offense, our defense will help. The first quarter we gave up 12 and the second quarter we gave up 10 so we looked at that and said, âWhat are we doing differently?â â - Yamonie Jenkins
Following this matchup, Ohio will travel to Muncie, Ind. on Saturday, Feb. 11 to face Ball State. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.