Women’s College Basketball
Wisconsin 82, Ohio State 71
MADISON, Wis. – With four players scoring in double figures, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team defeated Ohio State 82-71 at the Kohl Center on Sunday. The Badgers snapped their four-game losing streak.
Taylor Wurtz earned her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points, all of which came in the second half, and 14 rebounds. Morgan Paige added 12 points, going 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
Wisconsin outrebounded Ohio State 49-34. The Badgers finished the game shooting 47.5 percent (29-of-61), including an 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) performance beyond the arc. The Buckeyes shot 28-of-73 (38.4 percent) and hit just 5-of-18 (27.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Wisconsin got to the line 22 times, making 16 for 72.7 percent, while Ohio State went to the line just 13 times, making 10 for 76.9 percent.
Ohio State was led by 17 points from Raven Ferguson and 15 points from Darryce Moore. Martina Ellerbe led the Buckeyes in rebounding with 11.
The Buckeyes started to pressure UW on defense and hit three straight jumpers to pull within 14 points (66-52) with 7:47 to go. Ohio State used an 11-0 run to cut Wisconsin’s lead to seven points (74-67) with 2:39 to play but a timely 3-pointer by Wurtz with 1:45 to play ended the run. The Badgers went 5-of-6 from the free throw line over the last minute to secure the victory.
Ohio State had 13 steals in the game to force 10 Badger turnovers in the second half and 17 in the game.
Central Michigan 80, Ohio 63
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The Ohio University women’s basketball team (8-12, 3-6 MAC) stayed step-for-step with Mid-American Conference frontrunner Central Michigan (13-8, 9-0 MAC) for much of the afternoon but ultimately fell short, 80-63, on Sunday.
The Bobcats suffered their fifth straight loss.
The Chippewas shot 46.6 percent from the field –including 51.7 percent in the second half while limiting Ohio to 36.5 percent shooting. Central Michigan took advantage of 19 fastbreak points in the victory.
Sopohomore guard Kiyanna Black led Ohio with 17 points and was one of three Bobcats to reach double figures. Black achieved double digits for the third straight game, eighth time in the last 10 games and 12th time this season.
Freshman forward Destini Cooper piled up 15 points off the bench, marking the fourth time this season she has reached double figures. She also pulled down eight rebounds.
Redshirt sophomore guard Kat Yelle tallied 13 points, reaching double digits for the second straight game, fourth time in the last six games and eighth time this season.
Sophomore forward Lexie Baldwin pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Ohio concludes its two-game road swing with a visit to MAC East Division foe Buffalo on Thursday. The opening tip is scheduled for noon.