Dec. 6, 2017
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On a night when she scored 30 points and had a season-high five steals, Kelsey Mitchell became Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer as she led the Buckeyes to a 103-77 victory at Florida on Wednesday.
Mitchell passed Jantel Lavender who scored 2,818 career points from 2007-11. Mitchell now has 2,840 points in her career.
Sierra Calhoun was 3-of-6 from long range and 8-of-8 from the line to finish with a season-high 21 points.
Linnae Harper scored 18 points and recorded her 1,000th career point. She also grabbed nine rebounds and had two steals. Stephanie Mavunga matched Harper with nine boards to go along with her 16 points and three blocks.
Asia Doss was the fifth Buckeye starter in double-figures with 14 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals.
The Buckeyes took control from the very start and scored the game’s first 10 points. Mitchell scored 20 of her 30 points in the first half and the Buckeyes led 51-38 at the break.
The Gators cut the deficit to a little as six points midway through the third quarter but the Buckeyes closed the quarter on a 10-3 run to extend the lead back out to 76-59 headed to the fourth.
The fourth quarter opened with three straight Buckeye steals which led to six points. That shoved the lead back out to 20 points and Florida never threatened the rest of the way.
Ohio State will break for final exams and won’t return to action until it hosts Dartmouth on Friday, Dec. 15.