18th Ranked Ohio State Demolishes Stony Brook 84-37

Written November 25th, 2011 by Eric

Charles at Our Honor Defend hits us with another Women’s Basketball recap.

Samantha Prahalis recorded a double-double as the Buckeyes rolled over the Seawolves.

After a very short Thanksgiving break, the team had a practice Thursday morning before heading home for holiday meals, the Ohio State women’s basketball team returned to action today against Stony Brook. With a short time to prepare for an unheralded team and a game against a ranked opponent looming, thoughts of last year’s shocking home upset loss to Duquesne were on the minds of many, including some of the players. After Tuesday’s win against Howard, junior guard Tayler Hill mentioned that game from last year “We can’t look past Stony Brook for LSU. Last year we didn’t know much about Duquesne and they came in here and beat us. So we just need to keep our focus and we’ll be fine.” After some lapses in focus in games against easy opponents this year, how focused this young Buckeye squad would be for this game was a big question.

Ohio State quickly put to rest any concerns about how they would start the game by jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game. Stony Brook finally got on the board, cutting the lead to eight on two occasions, 10-2 and 12-4, before the Buckeyes went on a 13 to 1 run to extend their lead to 25-5 before allowing another the Seawolves to hit another field goal. That basket did little to spark the Seawolves and the Buckeyes continued to dominate the half, heading into the locker room up 42-12.

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Charles is back again with this Women’s Basketball recap.  Make sure to visit Our Honor Defend for more coverage from Charles, Michael, Vico, and Margie.

The Ohio State women’s basketball team opened their season today against Tennessee State.  While the Tigers were not expected to present much of a challenge, having lost their season opener to Cleveland State, the Buckeyes were happy to finally get the chance to play against someone in a different color uniform.  The OSU starting lineup featured guards Samantha Prahalis, Tayler Hill, and Amber Stokes along with freshman forward Kalpana Beach, and center Ashley Adams.

Tennessee State got won the tip and got a quick three-pointer to take the first lead of the game.  Ohio State came right back with a basket by center Ashley Adams and the Buckeyes took the lead on their next possession as Adams pulled down an offensive rebound and hit a driving Samantha Prahalis with a nice pass.  Prahalis missed the layup but got fouled and hit her free throws to put OSU ahead and the Buckeyes did not look back.  Freshman forward Kalpana Beach quickly showed why Foster put her in the starting lineup as she recorded an assist on the first Buckeye basket, knocking down a couple baskets of her own, playing some tough defense, and fighting for loose balls.  The Tigers eventually snapped the OSU streak of a 11 straight points with a two point basket but at that point the damage was done.  Ohio State responded by putting together another run of 12 points to stretch the lead before Tennessee State hit a three-pointer to make the score 23-8 in favor of the Buckeyes halfway through the first half.  While building their quick lead OSU did a great job of taking care of the ball, going just over nine minutes before their first turnover while forcing several turnovers by the Tigers in that same stretch.  The Buckeyes continued to pour it on and OSU headed into the break leading 48-21.

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