COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team travels northeast this week for a pair of G-MAC contests with Lake Erie and Ursuline.
ODU split its two games last week at home, defeating Malone 57-33 before falling 69-61 to Walsh. The Panthers put together two of their strongest consecutive defensive efforts last week, limiting the Pioneers and Cavaliers to a combined 29.5 percent shooting, including just 20.8 percent from behind the three-point line.
The performance against Malone was particularly staunch, as the 33 points allowed was tied for the fewest surrendered in a G-MAC contest this year, while the 10 field goals allowed and 18.9 percent shooting was the fewest.
That effort carried into the contest against Walsh as ODU held the Cavaliers to just 27 first half points on 34.3 percent shooting. However, the Cavaliers would score 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting in the third quarter, then made 12-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to fend off ODU's rally.
A trio of Panthers averaged in double figures last week in Alexa Fisher (12.0 ppg), Alexis Overly (11.5 ppg) and Angela Troyer (11.0 ppg). The Panthers also took care of the basketball, committing just 24 turnovers in the two games while forcing 33.
This is the second meeting of the season between ODU and Ursuline, with the Panthers scoring an 88-71 victory at home on Dec. 6. Troyer scored 27 points and Fisher added 19 in the win. ODU is 5-2 against Ursuline in its Division II era.
The Panthers dropped a 72-64 decision to the Storm in Alumni Hall on Dec. 8, with Troyer scoring 23 points in the game. ODU leads the Division II series with Lake Erie 10-7, though the Storm have won the last two meetings.
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