Area Women’s College Basketball Roundup

Wisconsin 69, Ohio State 48

MADISON, Wis. – After starting strong and leading by as much as nine in the first half, Ohio State fell victim to some hot second-half shooting by Wisconsin and ultimately fell to the Badgers, 69-48, Sunday at the Kohl Center.

The loss drops Ohio State to 1-5 in the Big Ten and 11-8 overall while Wisconsin improves to 9-10 and 1-5 in league play.

With Ohio State up 29-25 at the half, Wisconsin opened the second half on a 21-4 run to take a 46-33 lead until a 3-pointer by Cait Craft at the 11:30 mark stopped the run. OSU hit just two of its first 12 shots in the second half. UW then extended its lead to 14 with two straight baskets as Ohio State didn’t score another field goal until the 8:24 mark when a Tayler Hill3-pointer cut the lead to 10, 52-42.

But the Buckeyes second-half effort couldn’t slow down the Badgers as Wisconsin slowly pulled away down the stretch for the victory.

Tayler Hill led the Buckeyes with 16 points to move into eighth place on Ohio State’s career scoring list. Ashley Adams recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Raven Ferguson added seven while Craft and Darryce Mooreboth added six.

Houston 71, Marshall 63

HUNTINGTON – Marshall women’s basketball fell to visiting Houston, 71-63, on Sunday afternoon in the Cam Henderson Center.

The Thundering Herd dropped to 6-11 (0-4 C-USA) with the loss, while Houston improved to 8-8 (2-1 C-USA).

Erica Woods and Norrisha Victrum led the Herd 14 points each. Woods added six rebounds and five assists.

Houston’s Te’onna Campbell and Yasmeen Thompson each recorded double-doubles as Campbell scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Thompson had 17 points and 10 caroms.

Marshall lead 33-30 at halftime.

Houston took its first lead since the opening basket of the game with eight minutes left at 47-46.

Marshall returns to the Cam Henderson Center for a game against UAB on Sunday. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.

Bowling Green 67, Ohio 41

ATHENS, Ohio – A hot-shooting Bowling Green came away from The Convocation Center with a win on Sunday, as the Falcons beat Ohio, 67-41. The loss dropped Ohio to 5-11 (0-4 Mid-American Conference) and improved Bowling Green to 12-5 (3-1).

Three Bobcats scored in double figures, as Kiyanna Black (14 points), Symone Lyles (11), and Erin Bailes (10) all had solid offensive outings. Lyles was just one point off of tying her career high. The Bobcats struggled against the strongest defense in the MAC, shooting just 15-of-51 (29.4 percent) on the afternoon.

Black’s game-high 14 points marked the 10th time this season she has scored at least 10 points. One of the league’s top-scoring freshmen, the Columbus native has achieved at least 12 points in four of her last five games.

Bowling Green won in large part thanks to a balanced offensive effort, with all 10 participating players scoring at least two points. Miriam Justinger led the way for the visitors, scoring 13 points on 5-9 shooting from the field. The Falcons shot 58.3 percent in the first half and ended the game at a clip of 48.1 percent, going 26-54 from the floor.

Ohio will next be in action on Wednesday against Central Michigan. The Bobcats and Chippewas will tip off at 7 p.m. from The Convocation Center