PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team trailed Alderson Broaddus 55-45 at the end of the third quarter of a Great Midwest Athletic Conference contest at Rex Pyles Arena on Saturday afternoon, but the Panthers outscored the Battlers 34-19 in the fourth quarter to earn a 79-74 victory over AB.
Trailing 64-56 with 6:07 remaining in the game, ODU would go on a 9-0 run to seize the lead. Freshman Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) connected on a jump shot with an assist to senior Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Kentucky), then made a layup following a steal by sophomore Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) to bring ODU to within four, 64-60 with 5:27 to go. Junior Emily Thomas (Pickerington, Ohio) connected on a jump shot at the 4:55 mark of the contest to bring the Panthers to within two, then a three-pointer by junior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) put ODU in front, 65-64 with 4:19 left in the contest.
AB tied the game at 69 apiece after a made free throw with 2:46 remaining, but Ohio Dominican outscored the Battlers 10-5 to end the game. Senior Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) hit a three-pointer at the 2:39 mark to push ODU back in front, 72-69, and then with the Battlers within one point with 1:20 to go, Fisher hit her fifth triple of the game to increase ODU's lead to 75-71. Rose went 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the final 28 seconds of play to ice the game and earn the victory, 79-74.
ODU (11-5, 7-3 G-MAC) went 10-of-19 from long range to tie a season-high for three-pointers made in a single game. The Panthers recorded a season-high 16 steals in the contest and forced Alderson Broaddus into 22 turnovers.
Three Panthers scored in double figures, with Fisher leading the way with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, including 5-of-8 from downtown. Rose notched 17 points, six rebounds and three assists, scoring 10 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter. Overly tallied 14 points and five rebounds, while Thomas recorded seven points and a career-high four steals, all in the first half.
Ohio Dominican has won two-straight and will travel to Ursuline and Lake Erie next week.
Contact: Scott Miles