Defense Stymies Trevecca As Women's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight, 76-54

Defense Stymies Trevecca As Women's Basketball Wins Fifth Straight, 76-54

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For a third straight game, Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team held an opponent to less than 31 percent shooting as the Panthers defeated visiting Trevecca Nazarene 76-54 on Saturday in G-MAC play.

The victory is ODU's fifth in a row as the Panthers moved to 6-2 (3-0 G-MAC), while TNU fell to 3-7 (1-3 G-MAC).

The Panthers held Trevecca to 19-of-63 shooting from the field (30.2 percent), had a 42-34 rebounding edge, and saw its bench outscore TNU's 40-14 in the victory.

Sophomore Brittleigh Macaulay (Big Prairie, Ohio) led the way with a game-high 17 points to go along with eight rebounds, setting career highs in both categories. Sophomore Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) added 16 points with six rebounds, hitting 4-of-5 from behind the arc, and freshman Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) scored 10 points with five rebounds.

The Panthers led wire-to-wire in this contest, jumping to a 10-2 lead in the opening four minutes of play. Trevecca closed to within 15-12, but a layup by senior Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) and a triple by Fisher to close the period gave ODU a 23-14 lead at the end of the quarter.

Up 31-23 with 4:30 to go in the half, ODU went on an 8-1 run, capped by consecutive layups from Macaulay on assists from senior Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio), to head into the locker room with a 39-24 advantage.

ODU shot 48.5 percent in the opening half (16-of-33), compared to 30.3 percent (10-of-33) for the Trojans.

The Panthers had another strong close to the third period, finishing on an 8-0 run as senior Devin Conley (Danville, Ky.) buried a triple and Fisher hit a fastbreak jumper and knocked down another triple to put the Panthers in front 59-38 heading to the fourth to put the game away.

Senior Megan Eyre (Fayetteville, Ohio) matched a career high with seven assists and also pulled down eight boards, and junior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) handed out six assists with four steals. Rose scored nine points with a career high five steals and also added four rebounds and four assists.

Ohio Dominican remains at home to host Findlay at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Alumni Hall.

Contact: Scott Miles