Published Wed, Dec 19, 2012 10:41 pm Dateline
Manhattan Jaspers' Monica Roeder scored 10 points in the first half and 15 overall to lead her team to victory over Ohio Women's Basketball. It was an off night for most of the Bobcats, as poor shooting and costly turnovers hurt Ohio in a 58-49 defeat.
Ohio, who has had scoring trouble throughout the season, shot only 30 percent from the field on 50 shot attempts. Shavon Robinson, the junior guard who leads Ohio in scoring, shot just 1-for-5 from the field for five points. Erin Bailes had an even rougher night, as she went 0-for-11 from the field, including 0-for-5 from the three point line.
Symone Lyles and Kiyanna Black were the only two Bobcats who scored in the double digits, scoring 11 and 10 respectively. Lyles, who went 4-for-5 from the field, was also the only Ohio player who shot better than 33 percent.
Head Coach Semeka Randall has to find a way to get her players better shots. Ohio had two scoring droughts of four minutes or more during the game, an all too common occurrence for the 'Cats. During their 5 game losing streak, Ohio had four scoring droughts of six minutes or more.
Manhattan improves to 3-7 on the season with the win. Shayna Ericksen and Toni-Ann Lawrence scored 10 points each. The Jaspers had three double-digit scorers. The Jaspers were out-rebounded by the 'Cats 24-25. Robinson and Ericksen led their teams with seven rebounds each.
Ohio (4-6) faces Long Island University-Brooklyn Friday at 1 p.m. The game is in Brooklyn, N.Y., and can be listened to on WOUB 1340 AM.