Women’s Basketball Wipes Out 20 Point Deficit, Takes Down Arrows 104-90 In Overtime

Photo by Ralph Schudel
Photo by Ralph Schudel

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio – A three-pointer by senior Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) with four seconds left forced overtime, and Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team outscored host Ursuline 14-0 in the extra session to score an improbable 104-90 victory Saturday in G-MAC action.

After trailing 55-35 at the break, the Panthers tallied the first seven points of the third quarter and would outscore Ursuline 30-12 to get right back into the game. Consecutive triples by sophomore Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) and another by junior Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio) trimmed the lead to single digits, 58-51, just three minutes into the quarter, and another triple by freshman Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio) made it a 67-65 score heading to the fourth.

ODU found itself down 86-79 before Troyer canned a three with 1:46 left. However, the Panthers missed their next two shots and trailed 88-82.

Troyer hit another jumper, but the Arrows answered with two free throws on the other end to make it a six-point game again with 22 ticks. But freshman Alli Kern (Waterford, Ohio) hit a three with 12 seconds to play, and after Ursuline missed two free throws, Overly stuck her triple to force overtime.

ODU controlled the extra session, scoring on their first four offensive trips. Overly hit a jumper and Troyer and Schlabach each buried threes, then Fisher sank another triple as ODU built a 101-90 advantage just over two minutes into the overtime.

Ursuline went 0-of-5 from the field in overtime and turned the ball over four times as the Panthers closed it out at the free throw line down the stretch to pick up their first overtime win since Dec. 30, 2017 (80-77 against Malone.)

The Panthers went an incredible 21-of-37 (56.8 percent) from three-point range, the first time in school history that the team made 20 threes in a game. ODU scored 69 points in the final 25 minutes, hitting 16 three-pointers in that stretch.

Troyer finished with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, pulling down nine rebounds and setting a career-high with seven assists while also coming up with four steals. Schlabach set a new personal-best with 25 points, shooting 8-of-13 from the field and hitting five treys as well.

Overly scored 18 points and handed out a career-best 11 assists for her first career double-double, the most assists since Darian Rose also had 11 against Walsh on Jan. 30, 2018. Kern secured her first double-double as well with 12 points and a personal-best 15 rebounds, the most rebounds by a Panthers since Melissa Scherpenberg had 16 against Walsh on March 1, 2016.

Fisher scored 19 points and set a career-high by knocking down six triples as well.

Ohio Dominican (12-11, 9-8 G-MAC) remains on the road for a 5:15 p.m. tipoff at Alderson Broaddus on Thursday.

Contact: Scott Miles