|Buckeyes Rally Past ASU, 52-38|
|Written by Kelsey Campbell|
|Saturday, 21 December 2013 00:13|
Appalachian State University women's basketball was defeated by Ohio State on Friday night in Value City Arena with a final score of 52-38.
Despite leading almost the entire first half, the Mountaineers fell in the non-conference game in the last twelve minutes of the game.
The Apps (2-8, 0-1 SoCon) started strong, getting a steal and a 5-0 lead in the first minute of the game. When the Buckeyes (9-6, 0-0 Big Ten) tied it up 11-11 with 14 minutes left in the half, the Mountaineers took control, going on a 6-0 run and leading OSU at halftime with a score of 21-18.
KeKe Cooper led Appalachian in the first half with eight points, while the team shot 33.3 percent (9-27) from the floor.
The Buckeyes recorded a 36.8 (7-19) field goal percentage in the first half, while Ashley Adams led the team with eight points.
The second half began well for the Mountaineers as they took a 26-18 lead, but the Buckeyes would respond, tying the game up with 12 minutes remaining and then pulling ahead.
Maryah Sydnor would hit a jumper to put the the Apps within four points with seven minutes left in the game, but it would not be enough as Ohio State secured the lead and won the game with a final score of 52-38.
Foul trouble plagued App State as two centers, Mia Marshall and Cooper, fouled out of the game in the second half.
Sydnor finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds to continue her streak of scoring in double-figures to ten games in-a-row. Cooper had eight points and Joi Jones followed with seven.
Amber Doniere finished with a team-high seven rebounds in the loss.
Ohio State had three players score in double-figures with Ashley Adams leading the way with 12 points. Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft followed, with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Martina Ellerbe led the team in rebounds, grabbing 11 on the game.
The Mountaineers shot 32.0 percent (16-50) from the floor on the game, while the Buckeyes pulled out a 38.6 field goal percentage (17-44). Appalachian pulled down 30 rebounds, while Ohio State tallied 34 in the game. The Mountaineers turned the ball over 24 times, while the Buckeyes recorded 23 turnovers.
The Mountaineers return to action on New Years Eve when they travel to UNC Wilmington to take on the Seahawks at 12 p.m.
OHIO STATE 52, APPALACHIAN STATE 38
Score by periods 1st 2nd Total
Appalachian State 21 17 - 38
Ohio State 18 34 - 52
ASU: SYDNOR 11 (6 REBOUNDS), COOPER 8, MARSHALL 1, JONES 7, MALLOW 4 (4 ASSISTS), WOOD 3, DONIERE 4 (7 REBOUNDS). FG: 16-50, 3FG: 2-13, FT: 4-6. 30 REBOUNDS, 9 ASSISTS, 24 TURNOVERS.
OSU: ELLERBE 6 (11 REBOUNDS), MOORE 7, CRAFT 10, ALSTON 11, SCULLION 1, FERGUSON 5 (4 ASSISTS), ADAMS 12 (5 REBOUNDS). FG: 17-44, 3FG: 2-14, FT: 16-22. 34 REBOUNDS, 11 ASSISTS, 23 TURNOVERS.
Photo Courtesy: Joi Jones, ASU Athletics
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