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Ohio Women’s Basketball Opens Regular Season with High Point

Ohio Women’s Basketball Opens Regular Season with High Point

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team opens the regular season on Sunday, Nov. 12 when they take on High Point. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. The game can be seen on ESPN3 where Marty Bannister and Russ Eisenstein will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi will have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340. 

SUNDAY'S MATCHUP
Nov. 12, 2017 | High Point Panthers (1-0) vs. Ohio Bobcats (0-0) | 2:00 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | 
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ALL TIME AGAINST HIGH POINT
- The Bobcats are 2-0 all time against High Point. 
- The last time Ohio saw the Panthers was in the on Nov. 12, 2016 when the Bobcats opened up the season with a 76-48 win at High Point. 

SCOUTING OHIO
- The Bobcats are coming off of a 22-10 season and a 12-6 conference record. 
- Ohio wrapped up 2016-17 at the WNIT where they fell to Penn State in the first round. 
- Last season the Bobcats averaged 69.3 points per game and shot .235 from the field and .300 from three-point range. 
- Ohio averaged 35.5 rebounds and 12.4 assists per game. 
- The Bobcat defense also averaged 9.4 steals a game, 3.7 blocks per game. 
- Ohio is looking to replace the minutes from six Bobcats from last season, losing Quiera Lampkins, Yamonie Jenkins, Jasmine Weatherspoon, Hannah Boesinger, Tmisht Stinson and Kelly Karlis. 
- Ohio will return one starter from last year's squad, in redshirt senior Taylor Agler
- The Bobcats will return six bench players, including All-MAC Freshman Team member Amani Burke
- Katie Barker, Dominique Doseck, Olivia Bower, Hannah Thome and Kendall Jessing will also return to the floor for Ohio. 
- Meche'la Cobb, who redshirted last season for the Bobcats, is set to make her debut for the Bobcats this season. 
- Ohio will welcome five freshmen to the squad, with Cierra Hooks, Erica Johnson, Alexis Stover, Kaylee Bambule and Gabby Burris set to take the floor in Athens for the first time. 

THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- The last time we say the Bobcats was in the first round of the 2017 WNIT, where the Bobcats fell 74-65 to Penn State on March 17. 
- Leading the Bobcats was Lampkins who scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double.
- Agler added a season-high 18 points.
- Weatherspoon also scored 10 points.
- Overall, Ohio shot .369 from the field, .276 from three-point range and .643 from the free throw line.
- Ohio grabbed 37 rebounds, dished out 12 assists, had one block and five steals.
- Ohio forced Penn State to turn the ball over eight times and scored 10 points off of them.

IN HIGH POINT'S LAST GAME
- High Point opened the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 with a 111-54 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan.
- Seven Panthers scored in double figures as HPU racked up its second-highest points total since moving to Division I play.
- Freshman Jiselle Thomas led the Panthers scoring 20 points while playing just 18 minutes in her collegiate debut.
- High Point shot 49 percent from the floor (48-98) while holding N.C. Wesleyan to 31.4 percent (16-51). The 98 attempted field goals were the most in the program's Division I era and the field goals made missed the record by one make.
- Redshirt-junior Kennedy Currie earned her first career start and responded with a career-high 14 points to go along with nine boards, two steals, two assists and two blocks. Junior Emma Bockrath recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while claiming five steals, five assists and a block.
- Rounding out the double-figure scorers, junior Lindsey Edwards tallied 16 points as senior Kat Harris (12), freshman Kayla Stephens (11) and junior Shea Morgan (10) reached double digits.

SCOUTING HIGH POINT
-  High Point is coming off of a 15-15 season where they went 13-5 in the Big South. 
- The Panthers fell in the quarterfinals of the Big South Tournament. 
- High Point brings back 11 returners from last year's team and welcomes two new faces to the squad. 
- Returning for the Panthers is Emma Bockrath who averaged 12.5 points a game and 5.9 rebounds while shooting .412 from the field and .352 from three-point range. 
- Kat Harris also returns. Harris averaged 9.2 points a game while shooting .385 from the field. 
- Overall, the 2016-17 High Point team averaged 68.2 points per game while averaging .400 from the field, .357 from three-point range and .753 from the free throw line. 
- High Point also averaged 41.6 rebounds per game, 13.6 assists per game and 7.3 steals per game. 

LAST TIME AGAINST HIGH POINT
- Last season the Bobcats also opened up against High Point, defeating the Panthers 76-48 in North Carolina. 
- Leading Ohio was Jasmine Weatherspoon who scored 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Weatherspoon when 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range.
- Taylor Agler finished the game with 15 points, going 4-of-8 from the field, 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.
- Overall, Ohio was 27-of-55 (49.1%) from the field and 11-of-25 (44.0%) from beyond the arc.
- The Bobcats grabbed 38 boards, including 11 offensive and 27 defensive rebounds.
- Ohio dished out 15 assists, nine blocks and 12 steals.
- The Bobcats scored 35 points in the paints, 24 points off of turnovers and 11 fast break points.

UP NEXT
After Ohio's contest with High Point, the Bobcats will return to action on Thursday, Nov. 16 against Notre Dame College. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. inside the Convocation Center and will serve as the Bobcats' School Day Game. If you can't make it to the Convo, you'll be able to catch all the action on ESPN3. 

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