Ohio men fall in double-OT
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Quincy Diggs scored 20 points, including the final basket in both overtime sessions, as Akron beat Ohio 83-80 on Sunday night.
Diggs scored nine points during the extra time for Akron (10-5, 2-0 MAC).
Diggs made the deciding basket of the game with 34 seconds left. Ohio’s Stevie Taylor then missed a 3-pointer, but Akron’s Nyles Evans missed both free throws with 14 seconds left giving Ohio a final chance. Ohio (11-4, 1-1) got two 3-pointers off in the final 10 seconds, but Nick Kellogg missed them both.
In the first overtime, Diggs made a 3-pointer for Akron to cut its deficit to 70-69 with 12 seconds left. Ohio’s Kellogg was fouled but missed his second free throw and Diggs hit a jumper from the top of the key to tie the game at 71. Taylor rushed down the court but his layup was blocked at the buzzer.
Ohio 70, Western Michigan 50
ATHENS, Ohio – The stingiest defensive effort of the season to date allowed the Ohio University women’s basketball team (7-7, 2-1 MAC) to topple Mid-American Conference West Division leader Western Michigan University (6-8, 2-1 MAC), 70-53, and win its second conference game in a row on Sunday at the Convocation Center.
Ohio has already surpassed its overall and conference win total from the 2012-13 campaign and has opened the 20013-14 season with a perfect 4-0 mark at the friendly confines of the Convo — the best start to a home slate for the Bobcats since beginning 4-0 in 2006-07.
The Bobcats forced the Broncos to turn the ball over 17 times while only giving up the rock seven times at the other end of the floor. Ohio converted Western Michigan’s miscues into 17 points. The Bobcats also dominated the battle of the paint, outscoring the Broncos by a 30-20 count.
Making her first start of the season, sophomore guard Kiyanna Black knocked down four treys and went a perfect seven-for-seven from the free throw line to compile a game-high 29 points. The contest marked a team-high sixth time Black has led the Bobcats in scoring as well as the sixth time she has finished in double figures. She has scored 20 or more points four times this season.
Freshman guard Quiera Lampkins racked up 19 points to finish in double digits for the third straight game and sixth time this season. She also tallied a game-high four steals.
Two Bobcats piled up double-digit rebounds, as freshman forward Hannah Boesinger hauled in a career-high 13 to lead the game. Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin matched her season high with 10 boards.