The 2015-16 athletic year was filled with highlights for Ohio Dominican student-athletes. OhioDominicanPanthers.com will be counting down the top moments from last year over the next two weeks.
No. 10 – Carroll Earns All-GLIAC Honors (June 27)
No. 9 – Ellison Earns Second NCAA Regional Bid (June 28)
No. 8 - Men's Basketball Knocks Off #13 Lake Superior (June 29)
No. 7 – Football Sets Records In Win At Quincy (June 30)
No. 6 - Softball Extends Win Streak To Seven By Taking Down #11 Wayne State (July 1)
No. 5 – Volleyball Rallies To Stun Northern Michigan (July 4)
No. 4 – Women's Basketball Holds Off Wayne State In Two Overtimes
GLIAC and school records fell. A buzzer beater forced overtime. A fire alarm went off, creating a lengthy delay. And through it all, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team persevered for a 111-106 double overtime victory over Wayne State.
The Panthers led by 13 in the first half, but Wayne State stormed back and led by as much as nine in the fourth quarter before ODU rallied.
ODU ripped off 13 straight points and opened up a 77-72 lead with 22 seconds to play before the Warriors came back to tie it at 81 with a triple banked in at the buzzer to send it to overtime.
The Panthers led 93-90 with 27 seconds left in overtime, but the Warriors again answered late to tie it and force the second overtime period.
The second overtime was tied at 103 with 39 seconds left before Melissa Scherpenberg hit the go-ahead three pointer, and Megan Eyre made five free throws down the stretch.
In GLIAC only games, this one represented the highest scoring contest in conference history with the 217 combined points, breaking the previous record of 207. The Panthers broke conference records in free throw makes (47) and attempts (58), with both of those easily shattering school records as well.
The win was also the first in program history over Wayne State, as the Panthers had dropped the first eight meetings between the schools.
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