Fox's Career High Helps Carry Women's Basketball Past Senators, 66-62

Photo by Joe Maiorana
Photo by Joe Maiorana

ELKINS, W.Va. – Strong first and fourth quarters were enough for Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team to score a 66-62 victory at Davis & Elkins in G-MAC play on Thursday night.

The Panthers (6-4, 3-2 G-MAC) jumped to a 21-6 lead after the first 10 minutes, but had to rally from a seven point fourth quarter deficit to earn the road win.

Sophomore Olivia Fox (Newark, Ohio) scored a career-high 17 points – 11 in the fourth quarter when she went 4-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. She added five rebounds as well and went 7-of-9 from the field overall.

Junior Hannah Clark (Glenmont, Ohio) also made 7-of-9 from the field to score 14 points and freshman Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio) went 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and also tallied 14 points.

ODU trailed 51-44 with less than seven minutes to play before junior Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) hit a three and Clark followed with a steal and a layup to cut it to 51-49.

Fox then hit a jump shot and made a layup on consecutive possessions to even the game at 53 with just over five minutes left, and her three-point play gave the Panthers a 56-55 lead at the 4:25 mark.

Two more Fox free throws and a Schlabach triple extended the lead to 61-57 with just over two minutes left, and Fox's layup with 48 seconds left bumped the cushion to 64-58 and all but sealed the win.

The Panthers shot 52.1 percent from the field (25-of-48), but coughed the ball up 26 times, leading to 23 Senators points.

ODU made eight of its first 14 shots to start the game and open up the 15 point cushion through the end of the first quarter, but the Panthers were outscored 42-23 over the middle two frames to fall behind.

Sophomore Taylor Harazin (Aurora, Ill.) pulled down eight rebounds off the bench, matching a season-high, and now has grabbed at least six boards in each of the last three games.

Ohio Dominican returns home to play host to Alderson Broaddus at 6 p.m. Saturday in Alumni Hall.

Contact: Scott Miles
miless@ohiodominican.edu