Nov. 26, 2006
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jessica Davenport scored 22 points and helped lead Ohio State to its sixth-consecutive team title in the Buckeye Classic Sunday with an 83-43 victory over Montana in St. John Arena. Brandie Hoskins, voted to her third Buckeye Classic all-tournament team, contributed 17 points and a game-best eight assists. Davidson defeated Cornell, 67-39, in the consolation game.
In becoming the first player to win three Buckeye Classic MVPs in her career, Davenport made 18-of-21 field goals (.857) in the two-game tournament to break her own record of top field goal percentage in two games in the Buckeye Classic. She made 17-of-22 (.772) in the 2005 Buckeye Classic. Davenport also tied the individual Buckeye Classic record with six blocked shots Sunday. She also set the individual two-game standard for the Buckeye Classic with 10 blocked shots.
Hoskins was torrid from the field in the two games as well. She combined to shoot 16-for-22 from the floor and dished 14 assists. She was 8-for-10 Sunday. Marscilla Packer, who scored 11 Sunday, also was named to the Buckeye Classic all-tourney team.
Hoskins had two transition lay ups, Star Allen scored a pair of buckets and Packer netted a 3-pointer to fuel Ohio State’s quick start and 15-2 lead less than four minutes into the game. Hoskins added a 3-pointer of her own and another fast-break lay up as Ohio State moved out to a 22-5 lead at the 14:00 mark.
A Hoskins’ no-look pass found Davenport for a lay up with less than three minutes to play and made a reverse lay up to extend the Buckeyes’ lead to 42-22 heading into the break.
Ohio State continued to dominate in the second half. Andrea Walker put back her own miss to give Ohio State a 61-30 lead midway through the second period and Ohio State never looked back in the 40-point win.
Andrea Walker set a career-best with nine points and seven rebounds, while frontcourt mates Allen and Tamarah Riley combined to score 19 points and grab 10 rebounds. Overall, the Buckeyes outscored Montana, 56-14, in the lane and owned a 49-24 rebound advantage. The Buckeyes made 57 percent from the floor (34-60) and held Montana to just a 29 percent rate (17-59).
Ohio State plays host to the fourth-leg of a six-game home stand vs. Longwood at 7 p.m. Thursday in Value City Arena.