No. 7/8 Ohio State 113(3-1;0-0) vs. Long Island U-Brooklyn 54 (0-3;0-0)
The Buckeye’s 11-0 run to begin the game set the pace and they led 32-8 after the first period on Sierra Calhoun’s 5 for 5 shooting from three-point range. Calhoun finished with 22 points and she was joined in the over 20 club with Kelsey Mitchell’s 21 who had four three-pointers on the day falling one shy of Caity Matters career mark of 270. Makayla Waterman(15) and Kiara Lewis(12) rounded out the Buckeyes scorers n double digits.The Buckeyes totaled 18 steals for the game and out-rebounded the blackbirds 56 – 30.
Coach Kevin McGuff
”Obviously, today was going to be more about us, and how we handled this game and this situation. Because we’re really trying to focus on ourselves and getting better, and we did that. If we were going make it about the score or something like that, then we were going to get distracted and caught up in some things that we shouldn’t be doing.”
LIU – Brooklyn
Not much good happened for the Blackbirds other than Drew Winter led LIU Brooklyn with 12 points, and Brianna Farris Drew had 10. They have started the season 0-3 but their coach was optimistic.
LIU Brooklyn coach Stephanie Oliver
”It prepared us for our conference, look, we can score 54 points on a good basketball team. Our out-of-bounds plays work, our offense works. If we can execute against them and get better against them, it’s really going to help us down the line.”
The Buckeyes face FGCU on Friday in the Gulf Coast Classic in Fort Meyers, FL. Tip-off is at 5:30