Score:Ohio 64, Duquesne 46
Location: Athens, Ohio
The Short Story: With Quiera Lampkins recording a double-double and the Bobcats forcing 23 turnovers on the afternoon, the Ohio womenâs basketball team (6-0) defeated Duquesne (4-5) on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 3), by the final score of 64-46.
OHIO STARTERS: #0 Taylor Agler, #5 Quiera Lampkins, #12 Yamonie Jenkins, #15 Jasmine Weatherspoon, #22 Hannah Boesinger
DUQUESNE STARTERS: #1 Nina Aho, #2 Chassidy Omogrosso, #15 Amadea Szamosi, #22 Conor Richardson, #42 Kadri-Ann Lass
How It Happened:
- Ohio took first possession off the opening tip.
- Quiera Lampkins opened scoring for Ohio on an inside jumper just seconds after the tip.
- Taylor Agler stole an inside pass and followed that with an assist to Hannah Boesinger on the other end, extending Ohioâs lead, 7-3, at the 7:56 mark.
- Prior to the media timeout, Agler found a cutting Jasmine Weatherspoon for an easy lay-in, putting the Bobcats ahead 13-3.
- Lampkins sank both of her free throws on consecutive possessions, giving Ohio a 17-11 lead with 1:46 left in the first quarter.
- The Bobcats didnât find the bottom of the bucket on a field goal for the final six minutes, but still held a 17-11 lead going into the second quarter.
- Lampkins opened scoring for the Bobcats on a lay-up off of a stolen pass.
- Amani Burke knocked in a corner three, giving Ohio a 22-11 lead with 8:58 left in the second quarter.
- After a 10-0 run by Duquesne, Yamonie Jenkins put her defender in the spin cycle on her way to scoring the easy two. Ohio led 24-21 with 5:14 left in the half.
- At the 3:48 mark, Alger drilled a deep three putting Ohio back in front 28-26.
- Boesinger found Weatherspoon cutting to the basket on a pretty exchange, extending Ohioâs lead, 32-26, with 1:13 remaining in the half.
- After not allowing a field goal for the final four minutes of the quarter, Ohio led 34-28 at the half.
- Lampkins led all scorers in the first half with 17 points, off 4-of-10 shooting. She added eight rebounds in the half, four of them being offensive.
- Weatherspoon finished the half with four points, seven rebounds and four steals.
- Agler opened scoring for Ohio on a corner three just seconds into the third quarter.
- Agler went coast to coast and finished a nifty lay-in, putting the Bobcats ahead, 41-28, with 7:29 left in the third quarter.
- Following a three-minute dry spell, Weatherspoon found a wide-open Dominique Doseck on the wing. Ohioâs lead extended to 16, 47-31, with 3:18 left in the third quarter.
- Jenkins dropped in a nifty and-one at the 2:03 mark, giving Ohio a 53-31 lead.
- Ohio played tight defense in the third, allowing only two field goals throughout the whole quarter. Ohio led 56-34 going into the fourth quarter.
- Lampkins opened scoring for Ohio on a lay-up with 9:33 left in the game.
- Katie Barker got the Bobcats out of their seven-minute slump, sinking both of her free throws to give the Bobcats a 62-42 lead.
- Olivia Bower put her name on the scoring list with 1:02 left in the contest, notching one of her two free throws. Ohio led 63-45.
- Ohio came out on top 64-46.
- Ohio scored 26 points in the paint and 17 points off of turnovers.
- The Bobcat defense forced Duquesne to turn the ball over 23 times. The Bobcats also dished out 12 assists.
- Lampkins led the team in scoring with 19, was 9-for-10 from the free throw line and recorded 14 rebounds.
- Weatherspoon recorded four points, 12 rebounds and had a team-high four steals.
- Ohio shot 33 percent from the field, 21 percent from three-point range and 81 percent from the line.
- For Duquesne, Kadri-Ann Lass led the squad with 10 points and shot 4-of-10 from the field.
- Chassidy Omogrosso recorded nine points, two rebounds and one steal.
- Duquesne shot 32 percent from the field, 24 percent from 3-point range and 70 percent from the line.
Beyond the Boxscore:
- Lampkins set a new career high in rebounds with 14.
- Lampkins also recorded her 10th career double-double and second of the season.
- Ohioâs record improved to 6-0 on the season.
- The Bobcats are 6-0 to open the season for the third time in program history.
- The win was the 532nd in program history.
- This third all-time win for the Bobcats over Duquesne
- Coach Bob Boldon earned his 68th win at Ohio.
âI thought our kids were pretty locked in. They know what Duquesne was going to try to do so they set the tone early in the game. Clearly, we were playing a good team because that 13-3 lead didnât last. But thatâs what happens when you play good teams. I was happy that we were able to take something from practice and carry it over to a game. I thought Kiki was really aggressive early. She created shots and then made shots. I thought her teammates worked well and got her the ball. I thought our defense was really good early. As I mentioned, we didnât get any worse defensively, theyâre just a good team and they made some tough shots.â â Head coach Bob Boldon on the win overall.
âIâm always impressed with Hannah. She works hard. We know every day that Hannah is going to come in and work hard. We know that sheâs not necessarily going to fill up the stat sheet with really fancy numbers, but we know we can count on Hannah to do the things that Hannah does like rebound and make shots. Sheâs and important part of our program and sometimes sheâs underappreciated. She does her job and does it really well.â â Head coach Bob Boldon on Hannah Boesinger
Following this matchup, Ohio will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, Dec. 10 to face IUPUI. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.