CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Four players scored in double figures and Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team scored at least 22 points in each quarter as the Panthers earned a 100-73 win over Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday in the Midwest Region Crossover.
ODU (1-1) hit the century mark for the first time since a 111-106 double overtime win over Wayne State on Jan. 16, 2016 and just the second time since 2009.
Senior Megan Eyre (Fayetteville, Ohio) scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting and also pulled down eight rebounds. Senior forward Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) set a personal-best with 18 points, making 6-of-11 from the field, and also had eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) tallied 18 points as well, hitting four threes, and sophomore guard Brittleigh Macaulay (Big Prairie, Ohio) added 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting off the bench.
Overall, the Panthers shot 47.3 percent from the field (35-of-74) and had a decisive 54-40 rebounding cushion. ODU outscored the Rangers 42-14 in the paint and the bench had a 33-10 edge as well. The Panthers limited Parkside (0-5) to just 35.6 percent shooting.
The Panthers never trailed in the game, closing the first quarter on a 16-5 run to take a 25-14 lead. Fisher buried a three to extend the lead to 30-14 early in the second, and an 18-5 second quarter run, capped on an offensive rebound and lay-in by Futscher, made it 48-25 and essentially put the game away as ODU would eventually stretch the lead out to as much as 31 in the second half.
Senior guard Devin Conley (Danville, Ky.) came off the bench to score nine points, junior guard Emily Thomas (Pickerington, Ohio) pulled down seven rebounds and freshman Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) had six boards. Senior guard Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) finished with five rebounds, a career-high matching four steals, and three assists.
Ohio Dominican hits the road to take on Southern Indiana at 6 p.m. (CT) on Thursday.
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