Ohio State Women’s Basketball

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Ohio State University faced off against Maryland, Monday, February 20. The game ended with a score of 98-87, in favor of the Buckeyes. This game was one of the most important games in women’s basketball, as both teams are very highly ranked. Even though the Buckeyes were missing their top rebounder and lead scorer, Stephanie Mavunga, the team still played very well, keeping up the pressure against Maryland. Kelsey Mitchell was the leading scorer with 31 points and 5 assists to help her team get one of their biggest wins yet. Shayla Cooper, the only senior, was right behind Mitchell with 20 points, half of which were scored in the first quarter. Cooper also had 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The buckeyes had a 78% accuracy inside the arc and 83% accuracy behind the arc. The Buckeyes got off to a strong start with 35 points in the first quarter alone. The defense played especially well, holding the highest scoring team in the nation to only 22 points in the first quarter. The Buckeyes are now 14-1 and are tied with Maryland for the number 1 spot in the nation.

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