COLUMBUS, Ohio – A torrid shooting effort in the second half helped carry Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team to an 88-71 victory over Ursuline in G-MAC play Thursday night in Alumni Hall.
Leading 36-26 at halftime, the Panthers proceeded to put up 52 points in the second half, shooting 50 percent from the field and burying seven treys.
For the game, ODU finished 32-of-65 (49.2 percent) from the field and went 13-of-27 (48.1 percent) from behind the arc. It's a season-high in triples made as the Panthers matched a season-best in scoring as well.
Sophomore guard Angela Troyer (Sugarcreek, Ohio) went off for a career-high 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting, burying a personal-best 6-of-8 from deep. She also added six rebounds and three steals.
Adding 19 points with six assists was junior guard Alexa Fisher (Powell, Ohio), and the Panthers also received 10 points apiece from junior guard Hannah Clark (Glenmont, Ohio) and sophomore forward Taylor Harazin (Aurora, Ill.).
A 7-0 run in the first quarter, capped on a jumper by sophomore Olivia Fox (Newark, Ohio), gave the Panthers a 16-9 lead, an advantage that they ultimately would never relinquish. A right wing trey by Troyer in the second quarter put ODU in front 31-18 with 4:44 left, and the Panthers took a 36-26 cushion into the locker room.
Ursuline closed to within 44-39 in the third period, but ODU countered with 11 unanswered in less than 90 seconds. Troyer capped the sequence with a transition layup on a find from freshman Kennedy Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio), drawing a foul. She missed the free throw, but the loose ball found its way to Schlabach, who kicked it to Troyer for an open three to put the Panthers in front 54-39 with 3:16 to play in the period.
A 7-0 burst in the final two minutes of the quarter put the Panthers in front 65-44 headed to the fourth, and the lead would stretch to as much as 27 in the final 10 minutes.
Schlabach finished with nine points, six rebounds and five assists and Fox added seven points to also lead ODU.
The Panthers finished with 21 assists and turned the ball over just 10 times, including just twice in the second half.
Ohio Dominican remains at home to take on Lake Erie at 1 p.m. Saturday.
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