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@OhioWBasketball Set to Host Northern Kentucky on Monday

@OhioWBasketball Set to Host Northern Kentucky on Monday

Nov. 20, 2016

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio Women’s basketball team continues its three-game home stand on Monday, Nov. 21 when the Bobcats host Northern Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 7 p.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.

 

MONDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 21, 2016 | Northern Kentucky Norse (1-2) at Ohio Bobcats (2-0) | 7 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center |  Gametracker |  WatchESPN |  Stretch Internet Audio |  Ohio Game Notes | NKU Game Notes

A WIN OVER NKU WOULD...
- Give Ohio its third win of the regular season.
- Ohio’s second ever win over NKU.
- Give Boldon his 65th win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 529th victory in program history.
- Give Ohio its third-straight win.

ALL TIME AGAINST NKU
- This is the second ever meeting between the Bobcats and the Norse.
- Ohio leads the all-time series against NKU, 2-0.  

LAST TIME AGAINST NKU
- The Bobcats and Skyhawks last met on Nov. 25, 2014 when Ohio defeated the Norse, 77-38.
- Black (21), Lexie Baldwin (14), Quiera Lampkins (12) and Kat Yelle (11) all scored in double figured.
-After only scoring five points in the first half, Kiyanna Black scored 16 in the second half to finish with 21 total, her third 20-plus point game of the season.
-Black finished 8-of-19 from field goal range and 5-of-11 from the three-point line.
-Ohio forced 16 turnovers in the first half and finished with 29.
-Ohio scored 31 points off turnovers.
-The Bobcats shot 45.3% from field goal range.
-The Bobcat defense held the Norse to 24 points in the second half.

SCOUTING NORTHERN KENTUCKY
- The Norse are currently 1-2 to start the season and are coming off of a 66-46 win against Indiana East on Nov. 19.
- Leading the Norse is Kasey Uetrecht who averages 8.7 points a game to go along with five rebounds a contest.
- Shar’Rae Davis is averaging 8.3 points a game while shooing .524 from the field.
- As a team, NKU is averaging 51.3 points a game while opponents are averaging 54.7 points a game.
- The Norse are shooting .327 from the field and .200 from beyond the arc.
- NKU opponents are shooting .382 from the field and .205 from three-point range.
- NKU is averaging 38.3 rebounds a game.
- NKU is averaging 21.0 turnovers a game.
- Rebecca Lyttle leads the team with 8.7 boards per contest.

IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY’S LAST GAME
- The Norse secured their first victory of the 2016-17 season, and the first of head coach Camryn Whitaker’s career, with a dominant 66-46 decision over Indiana University East on Nov. 19.
- Junior forward Kasey Uetrecht led the team in scoring with 12 points and also added a pair of assists and six rebounds. - The Norse had three players in double digits, with senior guard Shar’Rae Davis and Kelley Wiegman putting up 11 and 10 points, respectively.
- Freshman forward Hayley Combs stepped up in the contest, pulling down a team-best seven rebounds and swiping three steals while contributing a block for NKU.
- As a team, NKU out-rebounded the Red Wolves 41-26 and forced 24 turnovers that were converted into 25 points.

LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Ohio women’s basketball team is coming off of a dominating 72-55 victory over UT Martin on Nov. 18.
- Ohio scored 30 points in the paint and 22 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcats ended the game shooting 10-of-40 from behind the 3-point line and 26-of-72 from the field.
- Ohio out rebounded UT Martin 44-41.
- The Bobcat defense forced UT Martin to turn the ball over 21 times. The Bobcats also dished out 17 assists.
- Lampkins lead the team in scoring with 16, was 4-for-4 from the free throw line and recorded 11 rebounds.
- Burke recorded 13 points and had a team high 34 +/-.
- Ohio was 36 percent for field goals, 25 percent from 3-pointers and 100 percent for free throws.

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are currently 2-0 on the season after defeating UT Martin, 72-55 on Nov. 18.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 16.0 points a game and 11 rebounds a contest.
- Next is Jasmine Weatherspoon who is 12.5 points a game to go along with nine boards a contest.
- Taylor Agler is next, averaging 10.5 points a game.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 5.5 assists a game.
- Overall, Ohio is shooting 41.7% from the field and 32.3% from beyond the arc.
- The Bobcats are also shooting 77.8% from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 41.5 rebounds a game and are forcing opponents to turn the ball over 20.5 times a game.
- Currently Ohio is averaging 5.5 blocks a game and 10 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 MACHINES
- 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.
- Quiera Lampkins added another double-double for the Bobcats on Nov. 18 against UT Martin. She scored 16 points and grabbed 11 boards in the win.

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. She followed up that performance with another nine point against UT Marton on Nov. 18.
- Thome played 10 minutes and grabbed one rebound.

IMPACT FRESHMAN
- 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.
- She followed that up with a new career high on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 13 points, going 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-4 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 Lampkins. 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
The Bobcats will take a break for the Thanksgiving holiday and then return to action on Saturday, Nov. 26 against Murray State. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center.

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