Nov. 12, 2006
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Jessica Davenport scored 22 points and pulled down 11 reboundsto account for her 32nd career double-double. Davenport had 13double-doubles last season and 14 in her sophomore year.
Davenport made 9-of-10 (.900) field goal attempts Sunday to tie for sixth on the all-time Ohio State record for single game field goal percentage. Davenport holds the all-time record with a 10-for-10 effort vs. West Virginia in the 2003 NCAA tournament. Her only miss Sunday was a 3-point attempt.
Davenport added four blocked shots Sunday. Ohio State was 20-2 when Davenport blocked at least 3 shots last season. Davenport now is just two blocks away from 300 in her career. She would become just the second player in Big Ten history to reach that plateau.
With 11 rebounds Sunday, Davenport now has 799 for her career. With one more board, Davenport will be the fifth Buckeye all-time to record 800 career rebounds.
Davenport will play her 100th career game vs. USC Sunday.
Junior Tamarah Riley had a career-best 10 rebounds Sunday.Riley’s previous high was seven boards, occurring three times.Riley scored 10 points as well, marking the first time she has hitdouble figures since the 2004-05 season. Ohio State’s frontcourtplayers combined to make 18-of-24 FG Sunday. Davenport’s 9-10 clipled the way. Star Allen (1-1), Alice Jamen (0-1), Lesslee Mason-Cox(0-1), Tamarah Riley (5-6) and Andrea Walker (3-5) made up theremainder of the 18-24 mark. The five frontcourt players helpedOhio State end the game with a 44-10 advantage in points in thepaint. Brandie Hoskins scored 13 points and led four Buckeyes withat least three assists Sunday. Hoskins finished with five assistsand Marscilla Packer, Maria Moeller and Shavelle Little all addedthree helpers. Packer hit two of her three 3-point FG and StephanieBlanton netted a 3 to fuel a 17-2 run by the Buckeyes from 12:09 to6:31 in the first half to give Ohio State a 36-16 advantage. OhioState led 47-26 at half. With the victory Sunday, the Buckeyes havewon 57 of their last 59 games when leading at the break. TheBuckeyes started the second half on a 10-0 run and held the BlackKnights scoreless until the 13:45 mark of the half. The Buckeyesallowed Army just five field goals in 31 attempts (.161) in thesecond half. Ohio State outrebounded Army 43-21 and pulled down 16offensive rebounds, including 12 in the second half. In the lasttwo seasons, Ohio State is 30-1 when scoring at least 60 points.The only loss came to Boston College, 79-69, in the second round ofthe 2006 NCAA Tournament. With the win Sunday, Ohio State moved to16-2 in games played in November in the four-plus seasons underhead coach Jim Foster.
Overall, Ohio State has won 21 of its last 22 games.
The Buckeyes converted 55 percent of their FG attempts Sunday(32-58). In the last two seasons, Ohio State has won 18 consecutivegames when hitting at least 50 percent of their FG tries. TheBuckeyes are 11-1 in their last 12 non-conference regular seasongames. Nine Ohio State players scored at least two points Sunday.Packer netted three 3-point FG in the first half. Last season, theBuckeyes were 13-1 last season when Packer connected on at leastthree 3-point FG in a game. Sophomore Star Allen and freshman MariaMoeller made their first starts as Buckeyes Sunday.
Fellow freshmen Cherise Daniel, Shavelle Little, Lesslee Mason-Cox and Andrea Walker also made their Ohio State debuts Sunday.