Score: North Carolina A&T 63, Ohio 57
Location: Greensboro, Ohio
The Short Story: Despite 26 points from Quiera Lampkins, the Ohio womenâs basketball team (9-2) fell to North Carolina A&T (3-9), 63-57, on Wednesday. Ohio finished nonconference play with a 9-2 record.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins, #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon, #22 Hannah Boesinger
NORTH CAROLINA A&T STARTERS: #1 Aliyah Kilpatrick, #15 Alexus Lessears, #20 Dana Brown, #21 Kala Green, #30 Quenswayla Story
How It Happened
- Ohio won the tip to open the game.
- North Carolina A&T got on the board first when they hit a free throw with 7:36 left in the first to take a 1-0 lead.
- Quiera Lampkins gave Ohio a 2-1 lead after connecting on a jumper with 5:53 left in the quarter.
- The Aggies would tie the game with a free throw, but moments later Lampkins would give Ohio a 5-2 lead with her first three-pointer of the game.
- Amani Burke would give Ohio a 7-4 lead with 3:24 left in the first quarter when she connected on a jumper.
- North Carolina A&T would tie and take the lead with 2:02 left in the first quarter when they made two free throws.
- Lampkins would hit another three, putting Ohio up 10-8 with 1:44 left.
- The Aggies would go on an 8-2 run to close out the first quarter, and would take a 16-12 lead at the end of one period.
- The Aggies would hit a three to start the second period to take a 19-12 lead.
- Burke would respond with a three of her own second later, making the score 19-15.
- Lampkins would hit another three-pointer with 6:58 left in the second, but the Aggies would respond with their own, taking a 26-18 lead with six minutes left in the half.
- The Aggies would go up by 11 with 4:58 left in the second quarter.
- The Bobcats would cut the lead to two points with 1:56 left in the second quarter when Katie Barker hit a three.
- Ohio would close out the first half when Burke hit a layup with 13 seconds left.
- The Bobcats trailed the Aggies, 35-31 going into the half.
- Leading the Bobcats was Lampkins who had 17 points, going 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from three-point range and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Burke added seven points, going 3-of-5 from the field and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc.
- Weatherspoon led Ohio with five rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio shot 11-of-33 (.333) from the field, 6-of-19 (.316) from three-point range and 3-of-5 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out eight assists, had one block and seven steals.
- Ohio forced the Aggies to turn the ball over 14 times and scored 10 points off of those turnovers.
- For the Aggies, Aliyah Kilpatrick led the team with 10 points, going 2-of-4 from the field, 1-of-2 from beyond the arc and 5-of-7 from the free throw line.
- As a team the Aggies grabbed 29 rebounds, dished out five assists, had one block and had four steals.
- Yamonie Jenkins opened the third quarter with a layup, cutting the lead to 35-33.
- Ohio would cut the lead to two again with 4:28 left in the third when Lampkins connected on another layup, making the score 43-41.
- The Aggies would lead by as many as six the rest of the way through the third, but Ohio would cut the lead to three with 45 seconds left when Hannah Boesinger hit a layup and connected on the an-one, making the score 51-48 at the end of the third quarter.
- The Aggies would go up 55-48 with 6:55 left in the fourth.
- The Aggies would lead by as many as eight points twice in the fourth quarter.
- The Bobcats would only be able to cut the lead to four points with 35 seconds left when Kelly Karlis connected on a layup, however that is as close as the Bobcats would get.
- Ohio would fall by the final of 63-57.
- Leading all scorers was Lampkins who scored 26 points, going 10-of-19 from the field, 3-of-8 from three-point range and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Burke would score seven, going 3-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.
- Boesinger would add six points, going 2-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon led the team with eight rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio shot 22-of-66 (.333) from the field, 7-of-37 (.189) from three-point range and 6-of-13 (.462) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 57 rebounds, dished out 12 assists and had 15 steals.
- Ohio forced the Aggies to turn the ball over 25 times and scored 17 points off of those turnovers.
- For the Aggies, Kilpatrick led the team with 18 points, going 5-of-13 from the field, 1-of-3 form three-point range and 7-of-10 from the free throw line.
- As a team, the Aggies shot .347 (17-of-49) from the field, .231 (3-of-13) from three-point range and
.703 (26-of-37) from the free throw line.
- The Aggies grabbed 63 rebounds, dished out eight assists, had eight steals and three blocks.
- The Aggies forced Ohio to turn the ball over 16 times and scored 16 points off of those turnovers.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- Ohio wraps up the nonconference schedule 9-2.
- Ohio is now 0-1 al-time against North Carolina A&T.
- Lampkins hit a season-high three three pointers and attempted a season-high eight.
- Lampkins also tied her season-high with 10 made field goals.
- Taylor Agler had a season-high seven assists.
- Kelly Karlis returned to the lineup for the first time since Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 30.
âWe had a hard time getting into any rhythm offensively and defensively It was a tough, tough game after Christmas and we lost to a good team.â Head coach Bob Boldon
âIâm anxious to watch the tape. Itâs all part of the process of growing and learning. You like to play these games on the road in different environments. Obviously we didnât get a lot of shots in the fourth quarter. At the media we had taken two shots and didnât make either. I thought we had better tempo towards the end when we needed it, but as you can see, our percentages just arenât real good and itâs hard to win games when you shot the ball as poorly as we did. Weâll continue to address it. Our kids are trying to make shots. I donât think anyone is deliberately missing shots. They just arenât going in for us. Weâll get back into the gym tomorrow and work on it headed into our first conference game.â - Head coach Bob Boldon
Ohio begins Mid-American Conference play on Saturday, Dec. 31 when Ohio heads to Bowling Green, Ohio to take on the Falcons. Tip-off is set for Noon inside the Stroh Center and can be seen on ESPN3.