ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio womenâs basketball team (9-2) open Mid-American Conference play on the road when they take on Bowling Green (4-8) on Saturday, Dec. 31. Tip-off is set for Noon inside the Stroh Center. Fans can catch the action on ESPN3. Fans can also catch all the action on WOUB-AM 1340 where Jake Hromada will have the call.
Dec. 31 2016 | Bowling Green Falcons (4-8) vs. Ohio Bobcats (9-2) | 12 p.m. ET | Bowling Green, Ohio | Stroh Center | Gametracker | Watch on ESPN3 | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes |Bowling Green Game Notes
A WIN OVER BOWLING GREEN WOULD...
- Give Ohio its 10th win of the regular season.
- Give Boldon his 72nd win at Ohio.
- Give the Bobcats its 536th victory in program history.
- Open MAC play 1-0.
- Give Ohio its 26th all-time win against BGSU.
- Give Ohio its fifth-straight win against the Falcons.
- Help Ohio open MAC play 1-0 for the third-straight season.
ALL TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- Bowling Green leads the all-time series 55-25 against Ohio
LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- The Bobcats and BGSU last met on Mach 2, 2016 where they downed the Falcons 75-58 and clinched the MAC Regular season for the second-straight year.
- Overall, Kiyanna Black would lead the Bobcats in scoring, scoring 29 points and grabbing three rebounds and an assist.
- Quiera Lampkins had 16 points going 5-of-13 from the field, while snagging nine rebounds and dishing out two assists.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon scored 14 points, going 4-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. She also hit 3-of-4 free throws and grabbed five boards.
- Yamonie Jenkins also had three assists while adding six points.
- Overall, Ohio shot 38.7% (24-of-62) from the field, 31.3% (10-32) from three-point range and 85.0% (17-of-20) from the charity stripe.
- The Bobcat defense forced 20 turnovers and scored 21 points off of the turnovers.
- Ohio had five blocks, dished out 10 assists, 13 steals and turned the ball over six times.
- The Falcons were led by Haley Puk who scored 12 points, going 2-of-4 from the field, 6-of-6 from the free throw stripe.
- Lauren Tibbs grabbed eight rebounds and scored seven points for Bowling Green.
- Overall, Bowling Green shot 36.4% (20-of-55) from the field, 44.4% (8-of-18) from three-point range and 90.9% (10-of-11) from the free throw line.
- BGSU also dished out 12 assists and had three steals.
SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
- Bowling Green is currently 4-8 after falling to Malone, 78-65 on Dec. 28.
- Leading the Falcons is Carly Santoro who averages 11.9 points a game to go along with 6.9 rebounds.
- Sydney Lambert adds 8.4 points a game while shooting .333 from three-point range.
- Leading BGSU on the boards is Abby Siefker who grabbed 8.7 rebounds a game.
- As a team, BGSU averages 61.3 points a game while opponents are averaging 64.2 points a game.
- Bowling Green is shooting. 345 from the field, .289 from three-point range and .682 from the free throw line.
- Opponents are shooting .393 from the field and .323 from three-point range ageist the Falcons.
- The Falcons are grabbing an average of 43.3 rebounds a game.
- The Falcons turn the ball over an average of 18.0 times a game while opponents turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times a game.
- The Falcons also average 8.0 steals a game and 1.9 blocks a contest.
IN BOWLING GREENâS LAST GAME
- The Falcons are coming off of a 78-65 loss at the hands of Malone on Dec. 28.
- Leading the Falcons was Ashley Tunstall who scored 12 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-4 from three-point range and 3-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Rachel Myers added nine points, going 2-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.
- Abby Siefker grabbed a team-leading 10 rebounds.
- As a team, the Falcons shot .311 from the field, .238 from three-point range and .647 from the free throw line.
- BGSU grabbed 44 rebounds, dished out nine assists, had four blocks and seven steals.
- BGSU also forced Malone to turn the ball over 10 times and scored 13 points off of those turnovers.
- The Falcon bench scored 38 points in the game.
LAST TIME OUT FOR OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off a 63-57 loss to North Carolina A&T on Dec. 28 in Greensboro, N.C.
- Leading all scorers was Quiera 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.
- Amani Burke would score seven, going 3-of-7 from the field and 1-of-3 from three-point range.
- Hannah Boesinger would add six points, going 2-of-6 from the field and 2-of-4 from the free throw line.
- Jasmine 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.
- The Bobcats are currently 9-2 on the season after coming off of a 63-57 loss at North Carolina A&T.
- Leading Ohio is Quiera Lampkins who is averaging 19.7 points a game. She is also second on the team in rebounds with 7.7 a game.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is averaging 9.5 points per contest while snagging a team-leading 8.5 boards a game. She is also averaging 1.7 blocks per contest.
- Taylor Agler is averaging 7.5 points a game and leading the team in steals with 29.
- Yamonie Jenkins is averaging 3.36 assists a game.
- Katie Barker is shooting .384 from three-point range.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.2 points a game while opponents are averaging 57.5 points against Ohio.
- The Bobcats are shooting .375 from the field, .267 from three-point range and .658 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are grabbing an average of 36.1 rebounds a game.
- The Ohio defense is forcing opponents to turn the ball over 21.9 times a game, while Ohio averages 13.5 turnovers a game.
- Ohio is also averaging 11.3 steals a game.
- The Bobcats also average 3.7 blocks a contest.
- Ohio also have a turnover margin of +8.4.
KIKI GOING OUT STRONG
- The reigning MAC Defensive Player of the Year opened the 2016-17 year by registering a double-double on Nov. 18 against UT Martin, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 boards.
- On Nov. 21 against NKU, Lampkins scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards.
- Lampkins followed up that performance by dropping 28 points against Murray State on Nov. 26.
- She recorded her second double-double of the season against Duquesne on Dec. 3, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.
- Lampkins is leading Ohio offensively and defensively, averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 rebounds a game.
- Lampkins is now sixth all-time in scoring with 1,406 total points.
- Lampkins needs 34 more points to move into fifth place.
- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
- Lampkins registered her second-straight doube-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI.
- Lampkins earned her second MAC East Player of the Week award on Dec. 13.
- On Dec. 19 against Binghamton, Lampkins scored 23 points, going 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-5 from three-point range. She was also 9-of-10 from the free throw line and grabbed eight rebounds.
- Lampkins scored 26 points against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 28, setting a season-high in three-pointers made with three.
NEW YEAR, NEW SPOON
- 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.
- Weatherspoon is averaging 12.8 points this season to go along with 7.4 rebounds a game.
- Weatherspoon tied her season high with 17 points against Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 30.
- Weatherspoon grabbed 10 rebounds against Michigan on Dec. 13.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 22 against Illinois, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards.
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.
- Lampkins recorded her second double-double of the season against Duquesne on Dec. 3, scoring 19 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.
- Lampkins registered her second-straight doube-double on Dec. 10 at IUPUI, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 boards in the victory.
- Weatherspoon registered another double-double on Dec. 22 against Illinois, scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards.
BOBCATS IN THE MAC
- The Bobcats rank first in the MAC in field goal percentage defense (.352) and turnover margin (+8.3).
- Ohio ranks second in the conference in scoring defense (56.9), ), blocked shots (3.9). and steals (10.9).
- Individually, Quiera Lampkins is fourth in scoring (19.0), seventh in rebounds (8.2), fourth in offensive rebounds (3.8) and second in minutes played (36.0).
- Taylor Agler is first in steals (2.8).
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is second in blocked shots (1.8) and second in steals (2.5).
- Ohio defeated Illinois for the first time in program history on Dec. 22.
- The Bobcats are 9-1 in non conference play for the first time in program history.
- Ohio defeated a Big Ten team for only the fourth time in program history.
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 Martin on Nov. 18.
- Then on Dec. 19 against Binghamton, when off the bench, Barker went 6-of-8 from three-point range and scored 18 points in Ohioâs 63-55 victory over the Bearcats.
- As Quiera Lampkins career finishes, she is currently climbing in the record book.
- Lampkins is currently sixth in field goals made, ninth in rebounds and sixth in steals.
- Jasmine Weatherspoon is currently third in blocked shots.
OHIO IN THE NCAA
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 47th in field goal percentage defense, ninth in turnover margin, 20th in fewest turnovers and 18th in forced turnovers.
- Quiera Lampkins is ranked 24th in points per game.
- 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.
- The Bobcats are once again producing stellar defense.
- So far this season, Ohio is holding opponents to only 57.5 points a game.
- The Bobcats are forcing opponents to turn the ball over an average of 21.9 times a game and are stealing the ball on average of 11.3 times a game.
- The Bobcats are second in the MAC in scoring defense (55.7), first in field goal percentage defense (.340), first in blocked shots (4.3) and second in turnover margin (+8.0).
- The Bobcats are currently fourth in this weekâs collegeinsider.com mid-major poll.
BOBCATS IN THE RPI
- The Bobcats are currently ranked 80th in the RPI rankings
- Ohio is the second highest ranked MAC team in the RPI.
- The Bobcats have played four teams in the top-150 and have defeated three of them.
MAC EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Lampkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 5.
- Lampkins was named MAC East Player of the Week on Dec. 13.
- 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.
- The Bobcats welcome two newcomers to the 2016-17 squad.
- Amani Burke Lettered all four years at Columbus Eastmoor Academy under head coach Charity Martinâ¦.at 5â 9â she averaged 14.9 points per game during her senior yearâ¦. Burke reached 1,000 points and became the all-time leading scorer at Eastmoor Academy in 2016â¦ In 24 games, she shot 55% from the field and averaged 3.5 steals per game in her junior yearâ¦ 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 Associationâ¦She was awarded as a Super 7 Standout after her performance at the Classic in the Country in Berlin, Ohioâ¦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.
- Mecheâla Cobb averaged 19.9 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in her senior season under coach Jeff Bluntâ¦ She led New Albany to a 14-11 overall record and to the cusp of the programâs first Division I district championshipâ¦Cobb lost her junior season to a torn left ACLâ¦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-countryâ¦She was named to the 2015-16 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio girls basketball First Team, based on the recommendations of a media panelâ¦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 yearâ¦She was runner-up Player of the Year in her conference her sophomore year.
- 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.
BOBCATS ON TV
- Three Ohio womenâs basketball games will be broadcast nationally.
- Ohio will have one game on BCSN/TWCSC on Jan. 4, 2017 against Buffalo at 7 p.m.
- The Bobcatsâ 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 7 p.m.
THE BOLDON FILE
- Head coach Bob Boldon enters his fourth season as Ohioâs 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 Boldonâs first season, finishing with a record of 26-7.
- Boldon finished the season with 62 total wins at Ohio.
- Marwan Miller is beginning his first year as an assistant coach on head coach Bob Boldonâs 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 Francisâ current players.
- During the 2015 season at Ohio, Miller filled in as an assistant coach to the womenâs basketball team during an assistant coachâs maternity leave. He was on the floor coaching as well as recruiting and scouting during the teamâs 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), DeâJae 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.
The Bobcats return home to face off against Mid-American East foe and reigning MAC Tournament Champion, Buffalo. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on BCSN/Time Warner Cable Sports and ESPN3