Dec. 15, 2001

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Forward DiDi Reynolds missed her first collegiate game due toan injury. The Buckeyes’ No. 2 scorer and rebounder injured herlarynx during shooting practice earlier in the day and sat out thegame as a precaution. Frosh Charisse Crews made her firstcollegiate start in her absence. The Buckeyes shot better than 55percent from the floor in the first half led by Courtney Colemanwho was perfect from the floor, sinking 7-of-7 FGs. She led allplayers at the break with 15 points and tied her season scoringhigh of 21 (Nov. 18 vs. Ohio). Tomeka Brown’s 10 points againstXavier extends her string of double-figure scoring games to six.Brown is averaging 11.2 ppg. in the run. Lauren Shenk, whodistributed a then career-high seven assists vs. Louisville Fridaynight, eclipsed the mark against Xavier with eight, six in thefirst half. Shenk also bettered her season scoring high with 18points and equaled her career high for steals with four. FreshmanCharisse Crews, who scored a career high seven points Friday vs.Louisville, erased the mark with career bests of eight points andfive assists vs. Xavier. Ohio State’s 96-68 win represents itslargest margin of victory and most points scored since a 100-35victory vs. Akron Dec. 19, 2000. The Buckeyes’ 30 assists vs.Xavier established a Value City Arena team record. Three triples byAshley Allen fueled a career scoring effort of 19 points.