COLUMBUS, Ohio – The new look Ohio State women’s basketball team collected its first win of the season on Friday as it knocked-off Detroit Mercy 55-41.
Dorka Juhász recorded her second double-double in as many games with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Fellow freshman Aaliyah Patty scored a game-high 16 points to go along with three blocks and four rebounds.
Point guard Carmen Grande dished-out seven assists and has eclipsed the 700 career assist mark. Najah Queenland also had a good all-around game going 3-of-3 from the floor for six points with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.
As a team, the Buckeyes forced 21 turnovers and won the battle on the boards 40-28. Those two stats were what made the difference in the game as the Titans hung around but weren’t able to overcome their mistakes.
The Buckeyes forced seven first quarter turnovers but three-point shooting allowed Detroit to lead 12-11 after the opening quarter. The Buckeyes then scored eight of the first 10 points of the second quarter behind six points from Patty, to take a 19-14 lead. After the hot start, the Buckeyes struggled from the floor but Jensen Caretti closed the half with a three from the wing to send the Buckeyes into the break with a 28-21 advantage.
OSU then shot 50 percent in the third quarter to open a comfortable lead and shoved the margin out to as many as 20 points midway through the fourth.
The Buckeyes hit the road for the first time this season and it will be quite the task as they will face No. 2 UConn in Gampel Pavilion on Sunday at Noon. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.