Score: Ohio 69, Bowling Green 58
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
The Short Story: Led by Quiera Lampkinsâ 21 points and another double-double by Jasmine Weatherspoon, the Ohio womenâs basketball team (10-2, 1-0 MAC) opened up Mid-American Conference play with a 69-58 victory over Bowling Green (4-9, 0-1 MAC) Saturday afternoon.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins, #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon, #22 Hannah Boesinger
BOWLING GREEN STARTERS: #13 Sydney Lambert, #14 Carly Santoro, #33 Haley Puk, #34 Ashley Tunstall, #43 Abby Siefker
How It Happened:
- The Bobcats won the opening tip.
- Jasmine Weatherspon opened the game with a made layup seconds in to give Ohio the early lead.
- BGSU tied it up with two made free throws.
- The Bobcats retook the lead with 9:08 left when Yamonie Jenkins hit two free throws.
- After the game went back-and-forth the beginning of the opening frame, the Bobcats went on an 11-1 run starting at the 3:44 mark in the first quarter until the 1:35 mark to take a 23-12 lead.
- The Falcons would cut the lead to seven with 36 seconds left on two free throw, but Ohio would get a three-pointer from Dominique Doseck as the shot clock expired to give Ohio a 28-18 lead after the first period.
- Ohio would go on a 10-3 run to open the second quarter, capped off by a layup by Lampkins to give Ohio a 38-21 lead with 4:55 left in the second quarter. - After a layup by Jenkins at the 2:38 mark to give Ohio a 40-23 lead, the Falcons would go on a 7-0 run to close out the second quarter.
- At the half, the Bobcats lead BGSU 40-30
- Lampkins led all scorers with 12 points, going 5-of-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon added eight points going 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line.
- Kelly Karlis led Ohio with four rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio shot .484 from the field and .800 from the free throw line.
- Ohio dished out five assists, had two blocks and five stills and outrebounded the Falcons 20-17.
- Ohio would open up the third period with a made layup by Lampkins just 15 seconds into the period.
- The Falcons would cut the Bobcat lead to six with 3:10 left in the third on a made free throw.
- The Bobcats would go back up by eight at the 1:01 mark when Amani Burke hit two free throws, give Ohio the 49-41 lead going into the final frame.
- Lampkins gave Ohio a 10-point lead with 9:10 to go up 51-41 in the fourth quarter.
- The Falcons would cut the Ohio lead back down to seven points with 7:04 left, but Boeslinger would respond with an open layup with 6:57 left to give Ohio a 55-46 lead.
- Karlis would hit back-to-back three pointers to give Ohio a 62-49 lead with 3:29 left.
- BGSU would get the score as close as nine against with 43 seconds left when the Falcons hit two free throws.
- Ohio would close out the final 40 seconds of the game, hitting five of their last six free throws to pull away with the 11-point victory.
- The Bobcats defeated Bowling Green 69-58.
- Overall, Lampkins led all scorers with 21 points, going 8-of-19 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 1 rebounds. Weatherspoon went 4-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Karlis added eight points, going 2-of-7 from the field, 2-of-6 from three-point range and 2-of-4 from the free throw line. She also snagged seven rebounds.
- Overall, Ohio was 2-of-58 (.379) from the field, 4-of-21 (.190) from three-point range and .700 (21-of-30) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 43 rebounds, dished out nine assists, had five blocks and 10 steals.
- Ohio forced BGSU to turn the ball over 14 times and scored eight points off those turnovers.
- The Bobcats scored 36 points in the paint and had 23 bench points.
- For Bowling Green, Carly Santoro led the team with 15 points, going 5-of-15 from the field, 1-of-6 from three-point range and 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Caterrion Thompson added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Falcons.
- Overall, BGSU was .300 (18-of-60) from the field, .136 (3-of-22) from three-point range and 19-of-30 (.633) from the free throw line.
- The Falcons grabbed 47 rebounds, dished out seven assists, had two blocks and three steals.
- The Falcons forced Ohio to turn the ball over 10 times and scored one point off of those turnovers.
- BGSU scored 10 second chance points and had 26 points in the paint.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- The Bobcats have opened MAC play 1-0 for the third-straight season.
- Ohio defeated BGSU for the fifth-straight time.
- The win was Bob Boldonâs 72nd at Ohio.
- This was the 26th all-time win against BGSU.
- This was the 536th win in program history.
- Jasmine Weatherspoonâs double-double was her third of the season and sixth of her career.
- With 21 points, Quiera Lampkins now needs 13 more points to move into fifth all-time in scoring in Ohio history.
âItâs nice to have Kelly back. She adds a dimension with her ability to guard and rebound, then at the other end of the floor to be able to shoot the ball as well as she does. Itâs certainly a nice addition having her back and I hope we have her back for a long time and moving forward through conference play.â Head coach Bob Boldon on Kelly Karlis
âShe shows up everyday and fills up the stat sheet every day. Weâre really going to miss her when sheâs gone. Weâre trying to enjoy her as long as we can while sheâs here. Thatâs what you get out of Kiki. Sheâs a kid who is going to score. She comes up with three offensive rebounds for us which isnât something weâre real good at. She makes plays defensively for us with steals and her ability to guard the ball incredibly well. Love having her and weâre going to make the most of it while sheâs here.â Head coach Bob Boldon on Quiera Lampkins
âThat was last yearâs team and this is this yearâs team. Both teams have a lot of returning players but theyâre still different. Both teams have players in different rolls and doing different things. Buffalo had a really nice non-conference record. They played really well and won a bunch of games. Theyâre a good basketball team and Iâm looking forward to playing them.â â Head coach Bob Boldon on Buffalo
Up next, the Bobcats return to Athens to take on MAC East foe Buffalo. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on BCSN/Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and ESPN3.