Score: Ohio 76, High Point 48
Location: High Points, N.C.
The Short Story: With a career high in points and the first double-double of the season by Jasmine Weatherspoon, the Ohio womenâs basketball team opened the 2016-17 season with a commanding 76-48 win over High Point on Sunday (Nov. 13) afternoon.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #11 Kelly Karlis, #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon, #22 Hannah Boesinger
HIGH POINT STARTERS: #0 Haleigh Hatfield, #1 Kat Harris, #2 Camryn Brown, #10 Emma Bockrath, #11 Taylor McGlashan
How It Happened:
- The Bobcats opened up the scoring on the first possession of the game when Jasmine Weatherspoon grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back in, giving Ohio a 2-0 lead.
- High Point took a 3-2 lead at the 7:29 minute mark when Haleigh Hatfield made a jumper.
- Ohio retook the lead at the 6:40 mark when Weatherspoon hit another layup.
- Taylor Agler scored her first points of the game off of a layup at the 4:48 mark, giving Ohio a 9-3 lead.
- Yamonie Jenkins hit the first three-pointer of the game for the Bobcats at the 3:38 mark.
- Ohio led by as many as six points multiple times through the first quarter.
- At the end of the first quarter, Ohio led 18-13.
- The Bobcats opened up the second quarter with a three-pointer by Amani Burke, the first of her collegiate career.
- The Bobcats opened the second quarter on a 13-0 run through the first four and a half minute to put Ohio up 31-15.
- In that run, Kelly Karlis hit back-to-back threes.
- Ohio then went on an 18-6 run through out the rest of the second quarter.
- Ohio entered the half leading 49-19.
- Ohio outscored High Point 31-6 in the second quarter.
- At the half, Agler led Ohio with 13 points and adding two rebounds. Agler 3-of-6 from the field, 1-of-3 from three-point range and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Weatherspoon added nine points and nine rebounds during the first half, while also adding one steal and one block.
- Weatherspoon was 4-of-6 from the field, 1-of-1 beyond the arc.
- Karlis added eight points for Ohio is the first half, going 2-of-3 from three-point range and made both of her free throws.
- Burke also added nine points and two rebounds for the Bobcats. Burke went 4-of-5 from the field and 1-of-1 from three-point range.
- As a team, Ohio shot 55.2% from field goal range, 53.8% from three-point range and 66.7% from the free throw line.
- Overall in the first half, Ohio has 20 rebounds, seven steals and forced 12 High Point turnovers.
- Ohio scored 13 points off of turnovers and six second chance points.
- Ohio scored first in the third quarter with a made free throw by Weatherspoon.
- After a layup by Agler at the 7:36 mark, Weatherspoon scored the next seven points for Ohio, putting the Bobcats 59-23 lead with 5:34 left in the third quarter.
- After a three-pointer by Karlis, Ohio led by 40 points at the 3:01 mark in the third quarter.
- At the end of the third quarter, Ohio led 65-30 and outscored High Point 16-11 in the quarter.
- Tmisht Stinson scored the first points for Ohio in fourth quarter, a made layup at the 6:49 mark.
- Olivia Bower got her first points of the game moments later of a made layup.
- High Point outscored Ohio 18-11 in the fourth quarter.
- The Bobcats took the game by the final score of 76-48.
- Leading Ohio was Jasmine Weatherspoon who scored 17 points, 11 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-7 from the free throw line.
- Karlis added 11 points for Ohio while grabbing four boards and knocking down three blocks. Karlis was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
- Barker and 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.
- For High Point, Lindsey Edwards led the team with 11 points, going 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
- Shea Morgan led the Panthers with 11 rebounds.
Overall, High Point shot 26.6 percent (16-of-61) from the field, 13.3 percent (2-of-15) from three-point range and 63.6 percent from the free throw line.
High Point grabbed 42 rebounds, had nine assists, 14 steals, one block and forced Ohio to turn the ball over 23 times.
High Point scored 12 point in the paint and 20 points off of turnovers.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- Weatherspoon scored her first double-double of the season and the fourth of her career.
- Weatherspoon scored a career-high 17 points.
- The win gave Bob Boldon his 63rd win at Ohio.
- The win was the 527th in program history.
- Ohio won its season opener for the fourth time in three seasons.
- The win was the second all-time win against High Point. The Bobcats lead the series 2-0.
- Katie Barker set her career-high in points with nine.
- Amani Burke set a career-high in points with nine while adding five rebounds.
- Karlis tied her career high with three made three-pointers.
â Iâm happy that we won. I thought we did a nice job once we settled in after the first quarter. We made some shots, which makes every offense look better. We turned the ball over a little too much, but I knew there would be some things that we would do well and some things that weâd need to work on.â â head coach Bob Boldon
âI thought we guarded very well. That is something we can take a lot of pride in. Once we settled down, we moved the ball well.â â head coach Bob Boldon
âI though we were a little stale early. But I think that was just us trying to figure out what High Point was trying to do and what they were trying to take away. I thought that Monie and Taylor in the point guard spot did a good job. Once we got in it I thought we did a good job of sharing the ball.â â head coach Bob Boldon
The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 18 when Ohio takes on Tennessee-Martin in Athens, Ohio. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. inside the Convocation Center and will serve as Ohioâs annual Education Day game.