Balanced Effort Leads Women's Basketball To 99-59 Win Over Ohio Valley

Balanced Effort Leads Women's Basketball To 99-59 Win Over Ohio Valley

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team shot a season-high 57.6 percent and also set a season-best with 26 assists as the Panthers cruised to a 99-59 home victory over Ohio Valley on Thursday night.

ODU (13-6, 9-4 G-MAC) only trailed for 11 seconds in the game and led by as much as 44 points as the Panthers put up 52 points in the first, their most in a half this season. The Panthers turned 26 Ohio Valley turnovers into 36 points, put 52 points in the paint, and also scored 26 fast break points.

ODU finished 38-of-66 from the field, its most field goal makes in a game this year, and sank 9-of-19 (47.4 percent) from the three-point line.

Five Panthers scored in double figures, led by 21 points from sophomore Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio), who also had five rebounds and three steals. Junior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) made 6-of-7 shots from the field and scored 14 points in just 12 minutes, and sophomore Brittleigh Macaulay (Big Prairie, Ohio) came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting with seven boards.

Senior Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.), who leads the G-MAC and ranks fifth nationally in field goal percentage, went 5-of-6 from the field to score 13 points while also grabbing seven rebounds and setting career-bests in assists (four) and steals (four). Classmate Darian Rose (Fort Loramie, Ohio) scored 12 points with a career-high seven assists while grabbing five rebounds as well.

ODU made 11-of-18 shots in the first quarter to grab a 25-12 lead, outscoring the Fighting Scots 14-4 in the paint and limiting OVU to just 3-of-10 shooting. Leading 27-17 in the second, ODU would outscore Ohio Valley 25-9 over the final 6:37 of the quarter to take a 52-26 advantage into the locker room.

The lead never dipped below 30 for the final 17:07 of the contest.

Other contributors for the Panthers included senior Devin Conley (Pikeville, Ky.), who had eight points and a season-high five helpers, while junior Emily Thomas (Pickerington, Ohio) added nine points and three steals. Freshman Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) pulled down five rebounds as well.

Ohio Dominican remains at home to take on Walsh at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Contact: Scott Miles