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Ohio Women's Basketball Defeats Eastern Michigan, 85-44

Ohio Women's Basketball Defeats Eastern Michigan, 85-44


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ATHENS, Ohio – Senior guard Dominique Doseck (Athens, Ohio) knocked down six three-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points as the Ohio women's basketball team (15-1, 4-1 MAC) extended its winning streak to three games with an 85-44 victory over Eastern Michigan (9-7, 2-3 MAC) this afternoon at the Convocation Center.

The 44 points the Bobcats held the Eagles to represented the lowest scoring output by a Mid-American Conference opponent since Ohio topped Miami, 72-44, on Feb. 17, 2016.

"To respond from a not so good defensive effort (against Kent State) with this type of effort is exciting," head coach Bob Boldon said. "This is a good team (Eastern Michigan). They had won two-in-a-row and one of their losses was in overtime against Buffalo. They've gone toe-to-toe with a lot of good teams."

Ohio shot 50 percent (30-of-60) from the field and 48.3 percent (14-of-29) from three-point range while limiting Eastern Michigan to just 27.4 percent shooting (17-of-62). The Eagles shot only 20 percent (5-of-25) from beyond the arc.

Doseck finished the contest shooting 7-of-12 from the floor and 6-of-10 from three. She also recorded a season-high five steals.

Redshirt freshman forward Erica Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) provided the Bobcats with 16 points in 28 minutes of action off the bench. She shot 5-of-7 from the field, including a 3-of-4 effort from beyond the arc. Johnson also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and also distributed five assists.

Sophomore guard Cece Hooks (Dayton, Ohio) hit 4-of-9 field goals and knocked down all five of her free throw attempts on her way to 13 points. She just missed out on a double-double with a game-high nine assists, which matched her career high. Freshman forward Deesh Beck (Grand Rapids, Mich.) chipped in nine points off of the bench.

Eastern Michigan jumped out to an early 8-3 advantage, but the Bobcats outscored the Eagles 14-4 over the final five minutes of the first quarter, with Hooks scoring five points and Burke draining a three-pointer.

After Eastern Michigan sophomore forward Autumn Hudson made a layup with 1:29 left in the first quarter, the Bobcats held the Eagles scoreless for nearly eight minutes, going on a 20-0 run that saw Ohio drain six three-pointers en route to a 43-18 lead at the break. Ohio drilled nine of its 17 three-point attempts in the first half, including 8-of-10 in the second quarter. Doseck went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc on her way to 12 first-half points and Johnson sinking all three of her tries from deep. The Bobcats limited the Eagles to just 18 first-half points on 21.9 percent shooting as the Eagles went just 7-of-32 from the field.

Coming out of the break, Ohio limited EMU to just 11 points in the third quarter while putting up 21 of their own. The Bobcats went 7-of-12 from the field in the third quarter while Doseck knocked down two threes and had an old-fashioned three point play for her nine points in the quarter. Hooks and Johnson each had four points. Defensively, Ohio held the Eagles to 5-of-16 shooting, with EMU going 1-of-8 from deep as Ohio took a 64-29 lead into the final quarter.

The Bobcats outscored EMU 21-15 in the final quarter as Ohio shot 8-of-17 and 3-of-7 from deep. Sophomore forward Kendall Jessing (Sylvania, Ohio) had five in the quarter while redshirt freshman Kaylee Bambule (Plainfield, Ill.) knocked down two threes for a team-high six points in the quarter. Sophomore guard Hunter Rogan (Urbana, Ohio) posted two points, three rebounds and an assist in the frame.

The Bobcats are back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Northern Illinois. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.