@OhioWBasketball Set for Home Opener Against UT Martin

@OhioWBasketball Set for Home Opener Against UT Martin

Nov. 17, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio Women’s basketball team opens the home portion of its 2016-17 schedule on Friday, Nov. 18 when the Bobcats take on UT Martin. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. inside the Convocation Center. Fans will be able to catch all the action live on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Toni Roesch will have the call. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.

 

FRIDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 18, 2016 | UT Martin (1-2) at Ohio Bobcats (1-0) | 11 a.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center |  Gametracker |  WatchESPN | Stretch Internet Audio | Ohio Game Notes | UT Martin Game Notes

A WIN OVER UT MARTIN WOULD...
- Give Ohio its second win of the regular season.
- Open the season 2-0.
- Ohio’s second ever win over UT Martin.
- Give Boldon his 64th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 528th victory in program history.
- Be Ohio's first home win of the year.

ALL TIME AGAINST UT MARTIN
- This is the third ever meeting between the Bobcats and the Skyhawks.
- The all-time series against Ohio and UT Martin is tied at 1-1.  

LAST TIME AGAINST UT MARTIN
- The Bobcats and Skyhawks last met on Dec. 14, 2002 where Ohio fell to UT Martin by the final of 75-66.

SCOUTING UT MARTIN
- The Skyhawks are currently 1-2 on the season.
- UT Martin has defeated Western Carolina and has fallen to North Carolina A&T and fifth-ranked Louisville.
- The game against Ohio will be UT Martin's third road game in five games.
- UT Martin is coming off of an 84-72 win at Western Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
- The Skyhawks are led by Myah Taylor who averages 11.0 points a game. She is also shooting .552 from the field and .467 from three-point range.
- Kendall Spray is second on the team with 10.3 points and first in minutes played with 30.3 minutes per game.
- Janekia Mason leads UT Martin with 17 total rebounds already on the season, which gives her a 5.7 rebounds per game average.
- As a team, UT Martin averages 66.7 points a game with opponents averaging 82.0 points a contest.
- UT Martin is turning the ball over an average of 25.0 times a game.
- The Skyhawks are shooting .421 from the field and .321 from three-point range.
- UT Martin averages 34.3 rebounds a contest and 7.3 steals a game.

IN UT MARTIN'S LAST GAME
- UT Martin is coming off of an 84-72 victory at Western Carolina on Nov. 16.
- The win was the first of the season for UT Martin.
- In the game, four Skyhawks scored in double figures.
- Leading the way was Emanye Robertson who scored 15 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from three-point range. She also hit four of her five free throw attempts.
- Myah Taylor added 14 points for the Skyhawks, going 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range.
- Kendall Spray scored 12 points and grabbed five boards.
- Breanna Boggs added a team leading six rebounds.
- Overall, UT Martin shot 46.2% from the field and 31.4% from three-point range.
- UT Martin grabbed a total of 37 rebounds and dished out 17 assists. They also turned the ball over 19 times.
- UT Martin's bench scored 52 points and scored 17 points off of turnovers.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Ohio women’s basketball team opened the 2016-17 regular season with a 76-48 victory over High Point on Nov. 13.
- The Bobcats outscored High Point, 31-6 in the second quarter.
- Leading Ohio was Jasmine Weatherspoon who scored a career-high 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Weatherspoon when 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range.
- Taylor Agler finished the game with 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Kelly Karlis added 11 points for Ohio while grabbing four boards and knocking down three blocks. Karlis was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
- Katie Barker and Amani Burke both added nine points for Ohio in their collegiate debut.
- Overall, Ohio was 27-of-55 (49.1%) from the field and 11-of-25 (44.0%) from beyond the arc.
- Ohio was 11-of-18 (61.1%) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats grabbed 38 boards, including 11 offensive and 27 defensive rebounds.
- Ohio dished out 15 assists, nine blocks and 12 steals.
- Ohio turned the ball over 23 times.
- The Bobcats scored 35 points in the paints, 24 points off of turnovers and 11 fast break points.
- Ohio also scored 26 bench points.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 1-0 on the season after opening up with a 76-48 victory against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Leading Ohio is Jasmine Weatherspoon who is averaging 17.0 points a game along with 12.0 rebounds a contest. She is also averaging four blocks a game.
- Taylor Agler is next, averaging 15.0 points a game.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 5 assists a game.
- Overall, Ohio is shooting 49.1% from the field and 44.0% from beyond the arc.
- The Bobcats are also shooting 64.7% from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 39.0 rebounds a game and are forcing opponents to turn the ball over 20 times a game.
- Currently Ohio is averaging 9.0 blocks a game and 12 steals per contest.

NEW YEAR, NEW SPOON
- One game into the new season, senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon is already taking advantage of her final season.
- Weatherspoon scored a career-high 17 points against High Point on Nov. 13.
- She also registered 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the season and the fourth of her career.

DOUBLE DOUBLE MACHINE
- Jasmine Weatherspoon registered the first double-double of the season for the Bobcats, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 boards against High Point on Nov. 13.

NEW FACES ON THE FLOOR
- After redshirting the 2015-16 season, Katie Barker and Hannah Thome made their Bobcats debuts on Nov. 13 at High Point.
- Barker scored nine points, gong 3-of-4 from beyond the arch.
- Thome played 10 minutes and grabbed one rebound.
- Freshman Amani Burke also made her Bobcat debut, scoring nine points, going 4-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.

AGLER MAKES HER DEBUT
- After sitting out the 2015-16 season after transferring from Indiana, guard Taylor Agler made her debut for the Bobcats against High Point on Nov. 13.
- Agler scored 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
- Agler also dished out four assists.

ABOUT THE 2015-16 SEASON...
- Quiera Lampkins was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.
- Kiyanna Black was named to the All-MAC First Team, Lampkins to the All-MAC Second Team and the MAC All-Defensive Team, and Jasmine Weatherspoon was named to the All-Defensive Team.
- Back-to-back regular season titles is the first time in program history.
- Quiera Lampkins scored her 1,000th career point on Jan. 30, 2016 at Ball State, becoming the 15th member of the 1,000-point club.

RETURNING BOBCATS
- Ohio returns eight players from last season and three starters.
- Senior guard Quiera Lamkins. Last season, played and started 33 games. She was named MAC East Player of the week twice, first on Dec. 7, 2015 then again on Dec. 28, 2015. Lampkins averaged 14 points a game, averaged over three assists a game and averaged five rebounds a game. She was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was Second Team All-MAC.
- Also returning is senior Yamonie Jenkins. She played in 33 games last season and recorded career-high 18 points against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. She made career-high five FG against Toledo on Feb.13, 2016 and recorded career-high eight FT against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015. Jenkins averaged three assists a game.
- Also returning for the starters is senior forward Jasmine Weatherspoon. In 2015-16 Weatherspoon played and started in 32 games this season. She recorded career-high 14 points twice last season, Jan. 20, 2016 against Kent and March 2, 2016 against BGSU. She also recorded career-high 13 rebounds against FGCU on Nov. 20, 2015 and recorded career-high eight blocks against EMU on Jan. 13, 2016. She made career-high seven FG against Kent State on Jan. 20, 2016 and made career-high five FT against Indiana on Nov. 27, 2015. Weatherspoon recorded her first career double-double on Nov. 20, 2015 against FGCU when she scored 11 points and grabbed 13 boards. She made career-high three-pointers when she made three against Indiana and BGSU and set program record with 8 blocks against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 13, 2016. She averaged over six rebounds a game.
- Also returning for the Bobcats is senior forwards Hannah Boesinger and Tmisht Stinson, redshirt sophomore Kelly Karlis, sophomores Kendall Jessing, Olivia Bower and Dominique Doseck and redshirt freshmen Hannah Thome and Katie Barker.

NEWCOMERS
- The Bobcats welcome two newcomers to the 2016-17 squad.
- Amani Burke Lettered all four years at Columbus Eastmoor Academy under head coach Charity Martin….at 5’ 9” she averaged 14.9 points per game during her senior year…. Burke reached 1,000 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Eastmoor Academy in 2016… In 24 games, she shot 55% from the field and averaged 3.5 steals per game in her junior year… She was named the Division II Central District Player of the Year and Associated Press Division II co-player of the year in 2016 by the Ohio Basketball Coaches Association…She was awarded as a Super 7 Standout after her performance at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohio…The team captain was a Top 64 selection, First Team AP Division II, First Team Division II Central District, Second Team All Classic winner and Second Team All-District Selection.
- Meche’la Cobb averaged 19.9 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in her senior season under coach Jeff Blunt… She led New Albany to a 14-11 overall record and to the cusp of the program’s first Division I district championship…Cobb lost her junior season to a torn left ACL…In her sophomore season, she averaged 19 points per game, nine rebounds, and three blocks in 24 games... She has lettered three times in basketball and has lettered once in cross-country…She was named to the 2015-16 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio girls basketball First Team, based on the recommendations of a media panel…Cobb was also a This Week Super 12 captain in 2016 and was Special Mention OCC her freshman year and First Team All-OCC her sophomore year…She was runner-up Player of the Year in her conference her sophomore year.

2015-16 MILESTONES
- On Nov. 28, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Indiana, giving them their first win over a Big Ten team since 1994.
- On Dec. 19, 2015 against East Carolina, Ohio defeated the Pirates for the first time since 2001.
- On Dec. 29, 2015, the Bobcats defeated Middle Tennessee State for the first time in program history.
- Ohio started 9-0 in conference play for the first time in program history.
- The Bobcats hit 17 three-pointers, setting the record for threes made in a MAC game on Jan. 20 at Kent State.
- On Jan. 27, 2016 against Akron, the Bobcats set a program record for blocked shots in a game with 14.
- On Feb. 17, 2016 against Miami, the Bobcats set a new program record for steals in a single season.
- Against Akron on Feb. 20, 2016, the Bobcats scored 100 points. That registered the first time since 1991 that Ohio has scored at least 100 points in a MAC game.
- On March 2, 2016, Ohio clinched the MAC Regular Season title for the second-straight year, that is the first time in program history.
- Ohio now has four MAC Regular Season Titles.
- Ohio has back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in program history.
- Ohio won its first postseason tournament game in program history.
- Ohio defeated its first current ACC team when it defeated Virginia Tech on March 20, 2016.

FROM BEYOND THE ARC
- Ohio’s theme from the 2014-15 season of shooting threes did not change last season.
- The Bobcats were 309-of-995 from beyond the arc last season.
- Dominique Doseck was second in three-point field goal percentage at .352.
- The Bobcats made 12 three-pointers against Bowling Green on Jan. 9, 2016.
- Ohio hit 15 three-pointers at Toledo on Feb. 13, 2016, including 10 from Black.
- The Bobcats hit 17 three-pointers, setting the record for threes made in a MAC game on Jan. 20, 2016 at Kent State.

BOBCATS ON TV
- Three Ohio women’s basketball games will be broadcasted nationally.
- Ohio will have one game on BCSN/TWCSC on Jan. 4, 2017 against Buffalo at 7 p.m.
- The Bobcats’ two games on ASN/ESPN 3 will begin Jan. 18, 2017 when the Bobcats play at Toledo at 7 p.m. The final game on ASN will be on Feb. 1, 2017 when Ohio takes on Central Michigan in Mt Pleasant, Mich. at 6 p.m.

THE BOLDON FILE
- Head coach Bob Boldon enters his fourth season as Ohio’s head coach.
- Boldon and the Bobcats had their third 26-win season in program history in 2015-16. Boldon led the `Cats to back-to-back Mid-American Conference Regular season titles in 2015-16/2014-15.
- The team had its fourth postseason appearance in program history and its first appearance in the WNIT where it finished in the third round.
- The team as a whole saw a 20-win improvement from Boldon’s first season, finishing with a record of 26-7.
- Boldon finished the season with 62 total wins at Ohio.

MARWAN’S RETURN
- Marwan Miller is beginning his first year as an assistant coach on head coach Bob Boldon’s staff.
- Miller served as an assistant coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) last season as an offensive coordinator. The team averaged 74.5 points per game in a fast paced system, which produced the 2016 NEC Freshman of the Year. Miller recruited in the state of Ohio and helped recruit two of Saint Francis’ current players.
- During the 2015 season at Ohio, Miller filled in as an assistant coach to the women’s basketball team during an assistant coach’s maternity leave. He was on the floor coaching as well as recruiting and scouting during the team’s 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Regular Season and MAC Tournament championships.
- Prior to his year at Saint Francis (Pa.), Miller served as a Director of Operations at Ohio from 2013-15. At that time he was responsible for all logistics of travel and lodging, while also planning and organizing camps.

NEW FACES FOR 2017-18
- The Ohio Bobcats have added six new faces to the squad during the early signing period, head coach Bob Boldon announced Nov. 10.
- Kaylee Bambule (Plainfield, Ill.), Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio), De’Jae Denham (Columbus, Ohio), Cece Hooks (Dayton,Ohio), Erica Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) and Alexis Stover (Solon, Ohio) will join the team for the 2017-18 season.

UP NEXT
Ohio returns to action on Monday, Nov. 21 when the Bobcats host Northern Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and will be live on ESPN3.

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