COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 53 point first half carried Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team to a 79-71 victory over Trevecca Nazarene on Saturday, giving head coach Lynsey Warren her 100th career coaching win with the Panthers.
Warren, who took over as the head coach in 2012-13, sports a .549 win percentage with the Panthers, and has guided the team to three straight seasons with at least 18 wins.
This afternoon, it was all ODU early as the Panthers made six of their first seven shots and bolted to a 17-2 lead in the first six minutes. Late treys by junior Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) and sophomore Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) staked ODU to a 23-6 lead through the first 10 minutes as ODU shot 9-of-13 (69.2 percent) from the field and 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The Panthers also limited Trevecca to 20 percent shooting (3-of-15) and forced six turnovers.
ODU kept the pressure on in the second quarter, stretching the lead to 45-15 on Troyer's steal and transition layup, and Fisher sank a stepback jumper in the waning seconds of the period to send ODU to the locker room with a 53-20 cushion.
The Panthers would take a 62-41 advantage into the fourth quarter, where Trevecca closed to within 74-69 with just over a minute to play. However, Fisher made a pair of free throws, and freshman Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio) added another free throw to help seal the win.
Troyer led all players with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting and also grabbed seven rebounds. Fisher neared a triple-double as she scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and eight assists, marking her first collegiate double-double.
Junior Hannah Clark (Glenmont, Ohio) scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting off the bench and Schlabach added 10 points, hitting three triples. Senior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) and sophomore Olivia Fox (Newark, Ohio) added eight points as well.
Overall, the Panthers shot 50.9 percent (28-of-55) from the field and made 12-of-26 (46.2 percent) from behind the arc.
Ohio Dominican heads on the road to take on Cedarville at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Contact: Scott Miles