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@OhioWBasketball Outlasts Northern Kentucky, 58-41

@OhioWBasketball Outlasts Northern Kentucky, 58-41

Nov. 21, 2016

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Score:
Ohio 58, NKU 41
Location: Athens, Ohio
The Short Story: With three players scoring in double figures and the Bobcats forcing 28 turnovers on the night, the Ohio women’s basketball team bested NKU on Monday night (Nov. 21), defeating the Norse by the final of 58-41.

OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins #11 Kelly Karlis #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon
NKU STARTERS: #3 Rebecca Lyttle, #4 Mikayla Terry, #12 Laura Thomas #22 Kelley Wiegman #23 Kasey Uetrecht

How It Happened:
- Ohio took first possession off the opening tip.
- Taylor Agler opened scoring for Ohio on a lay-up off of a stolen pass.
- After an exchanging of baskets, Ohio would extend its lead 10-7 off of a nice drive by Quiera Lampkins at the 4:50 mark.
- Amani Burke would extend Ohio’s run to seven points off of a three from the top of the key, making the score 13-7 at the 4:05 mark.
- Yamonie Jenkins would come up with a steal on the other end of the court and go coast to coast at the 2:15 mark, keeping Ohio on top 15-10.
- Ohio would play tight defense towards the end of the first quarter, racking up three blocks on the defensive end and not allowing a point for the final four minutes. Ohio led 17-10 at the end of the quarter.
- Lampkins would open scoring in the second quarter extending the Bobcats’ lead 19-10.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon would send a ball into the third row after ferocious block and then follow that up with a lay-up on the other end, putting Ohio up 21-13 with 7:10 left in the half.
- After an almost five minute dry spell, Lampkins would score on back to back possessions, extending Ohio’s lead back to eight, 25-17, with 1:33 left in the half.
- After conceding only two field goals in the quarter, Ohio would lead 29-19 at the half. Lampkins would go on to score six of Ohio’s final eight points in the half.
- Lampkins led all scorers in the first half with 10 points, going 5-of-9 shooting. She added five rebounds in the half, four of them being offensive.
- Weatherspoon finished the half with six points, two blocks and two steals.
- The Bobcat defense did not let up a field goal for a seven-minute period in the second quarter.
- Lampkins would get fouled ten second in to the third quarter, nailing both free throws to bring Ohio’s lead 31-19.
- Ohio would hold NKU without a point for nearly the first four minutes of the third before giving up a lay-up with 6:14 left in the quarter, making the score 36-21 Ohio.
- Ohio would also go on a 9-2 run fueled by Agler and Lampkins, bringing Ohio’s lead to 17, 38-21, with 6:04 left in the third.
- After three-minutes without scoring a point, Dominique Doseck would drive baseline and score the lay-up with :35 left in the quarter, giving Ohio a 43-30 lead.
- Ohio would only give up three field goals, holding NKU to 23.1% from the field in the quarter and maintaining to a 43-32 lead at the end of three.
- Lampkins would get fouled again early on in the quarter, draining both free throws to give Ohio a 45-32 lead.
- Hannah Boesinger would intercept a pass and go the length of the court, finishing the fast break and giving Ohio a 47-32 lead with 7:41 left in the game.
- After a 7-0 run by the Norse, cutting the Bobcat’s lead to single digits, Weatherspoon would go to the line and hit one of two, bringing Ohio’s lead to nine, 48-39, with 5:23 left in the contest.
- With 4:12 remaining in the game, Jenkins would follow that up with a deep three, giving Ohio a 53-39 lead.
- Agler would then boost the Bobcat’s lead back to 17, 56-39, on a corner three with 3:24 left in the quarter.
- Ohio came out on top 58-41.
- Ohio scored 40 points in the paint and 31 points off of turnovers
- The Bobcats ended the game shooting 4-of-20 from behind the 3-point line and 24-of-65 from the field.
- Ohio was out rebounded the Norse 43-34.
- The Bobcat defense forced NKU to turn the ball over 28 times. The Bobcats also dished out six assists.
- Lampkins lead the team in scoring with 20, was 4-for-4 from the free throw line and recorded eight rebounds.
- Agler recorded 10 points and had a team high four steals.
- Ohio was 37 percent on field goals, 20 percent from three-point range and 67 percent from the free throw line.
- For NKU, Kelley Wiegman led the squad with 13 points and shot 4-of-10 from the field.
- Rebecca Lyttle recorded nine points and had a team high 10 rebounds and three blocks.
- NKU shot 29 percent from the field, 46 percent from 3-point range and 59 percent from the line.

Beyond the Boxscore:
- Lampkins and Jenkins recorded their season-highs with 20 and 10 points respectively.
- It is the 12th time that Lampkins recorded 20 points in a game.
- Ohio’s record improved to 3-0 on the season.
- Coach Bob Boldon earned his 65th win at Ohio.
- The win was the 529th in program history.
- This is the second all-time win for the Bobcats over NKU
- Ohio tied its season high with nine blocks.

Quotable:
Coach Bob Boldon on Ohio’s Offense
“I thought in stretches we played really well, we scored 31 points off turnovers and we played in transition which is something that this team does well. This is something that we do well.”

“Kiki only scored because she is good, we didn’t do one thing to help her get an easy shot today. The level of difficulty on her shots were as high as they have been in a long time.”

Quiera Lampkins
“I feel like it is a loss in the aspect that we didn’t get better defensively from the last game. We still made mistakes that we should make. When we start to play really good teams that is going to hurt us.”

Taylor Agler
“This is the point of the season where we have to focus on getting better no matter what the score is, whether it is wins or losses. We have to work on our half-court offense, we have to work on our defense, we can’t just depend on our transition and getting steals.”

“I think every game I get a little more comfortable and get the rust off. I know Kiki and Yamonie really help me stay engaged. They really do keep me focused and help me get into the swing of things.”

“We are trying to be great and we are trying to win championships. We are trying to make a run in the NCAA tournament, so we can’t settle for average. It isn’t about the score, it’s about our standard and how we play and to our standard, we played bad tonight.”




Coming Up
Ohio will finish up its three-game home stand on Saturday, Nov. 26 when the Bobcats host Murray State. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.

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