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Ohio Women's Basketball Off To 4-0 Start After Knocking Off St. Bonaventure In Denver Thanksgiving Classic

Ohio Women's Basketball Off To 4-0 Start After Knocking Off St. Bonaventure In Denver Thanksgiving Classic

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DENVER -- The Ohio women's basketball team (4-0) remained unbeaten after knocking off St. Bonaventure (2-3), 70-53, in the Denver Thanksgiving Classic today.

The Bobcats shot 43.9 percent (25-of-57) from the floor and knocked down 10 three-pointers while limiting the Bonnies to just 34 percent (18-of-53) from the field. Ohio outrebounded St. Bonaventure, 35-32, and turned 19 turnovers by the Bonnies into 20 points.

Senior guard Dominique Doseck (Athens, Ohio) led all scorers with a season-high 19 points, going 6-of-12 from the field with five treys and hitting two of her three free throw attempts. Sophomore forward Gabby Burris (Baltimore, Ohio) went 5-of-9 from the floor with a pair of triples and made all six of her free throw attempts to tally 18 points. Sophomore guard Cece Hooks (Dayton, Ohio) logged 13 points after converting six of her 10 shots and also added five assists and a game-high four steals. Junior guard Amani Burke (Columbus, Ohio) collected a game-high eight rebounds to set a new career high while freshman guard Erica Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) distributed a game-high eight assists to match her season high.

St. Bonaventure took a 1-0 lead less than 30 seconds into the contest when freshman guard Asianae Johnson made a free throw, but a three by Burke 31 seconds later gave Ohio a lead it never relinquished the rest of the way. The Bobcats led 42-22 at the half and led by as many as 24 with 54 seconds left in the third quarter when a layup by Burris made it 56-32 in favor of Ohio. The Bonnies outscored the Bobcats 21-14 in the fourth quarter, but Ohio still came away with a 17-point victory.

Freshman guard Deja Francis was the high scorer for St. Bonaventure, leading the Bonnies with 11 points.

Ohio will look to improve to 5-0 for the third time in the last five years when it battles Lamar (5-1) at Saturday (Nov. 24) in a 3 p.m. ET/1 p.m. ET matchup to close out the Denver Thanksgiving Classic.

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