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DENVER -- Sophomore forward Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio) achieved her first career double-double with a career-high 25 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as the Ohio women's basketball team (5-0) used a big second half to beat Lamar (5-2), 87-62, today to close out the Denver Thanksgiving Classic.
Ohio has started a season 5-0 for the third time in the last five years.
The Bobcats led the Cardinals by just five at halftime, 32-27, but outscored the Cardinals by a 52-35 count over the final 20 minutes of play. Ohio made 29 of its 36 free throw attempts in the victory -- including 12-of-14 in the fourth quarter.
Burris went 8-of-15 from the field with two three-pointers and sank seven of her eight free throw attempts. She matched her career high for field goals made and set a new career high for free throws made. She also added two assists and a block.
Four other Bobcats finished in double figures in the victory. Junior guard Amani Burke (Columbus, Ohio) shot 6-of-11 from the floor and made all four of her free throw attempts to tally 16 points. Senior guard Dominique Doseck (Athens, Ohio) scored 15 points, making four treys and three free throws to finish in double figures for the second game in a row. Burke and Doseck tied for the team lead with three steals apiece. Sophomore guard Cece Hooks (Dayton, Ohio) made three field goals and knocked down eight of her 10 free throw tries en route to 14 points. She also logged six rebounds and two steals. Freshman forward Deesh Beck (Grand Rapids, Mich.) finished in double figures for the first time in her career with 10 points. Burke and Beck tied for second on the team with seven rebounds apiece.
Lamar was led by a 20-point, eight-rebound effort from senior guard Chastadie Barrs. Barrs went 7-of-18 from the field with two triples. She also tallied a game-high four steals. Freshman forward Miya Crump finished with 18 points after going 7-of-19 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe.
Ohio returns to the friendly confines of the Convocation Center in Athens next Saturday, Dec. 1, for a 1 p.m. ET matchup against in-state rival Cleveland State.