Updated Sat, Feb 8, 2014 10:51 pm
The Bobcats’ offense has fallen flat over the course of their six-game losing skid. The ‘Cats are shooting a poor 33.9 percent from the field throughout their losing streak.
The Bobcats have had issues moving their feet over the past few games. Head coach Bob Boldon’s motion offense has seemed to turn into more of a catch-and-shoot offense. Ohio’s key to success is its ability to create quality looks from the floor.
The team needs production from just about everywhere in order to attack a struggling Eastern Michigan squad. The Eagles come in with a 13-8 (3-7) record on the season. With seven of its eight losses being conference games, Eastern Michigan sits in last place in the Mid-American Conference West Division.
Hannah Boesinger and Destini Cooper are crucial for Ohio to return to the winning path. Both players have shown they are capable of scoring, but neither has been able to play consistently well. Combined, they are only averaging 13 points per game. However, Boesinger has scored 18 points twice this season while Cooper has scored her career high of 17 this season.
The Eagles snapped a five-game losing streak of their own last Thursday with a win over Kent State. The Eagles are giving up an average of over 70 points per game, opening the door for an opportunistic Ohio offense. Opponents are also shooting over 40 percent from the field.
The Eagles have four players who are averaging double-digits with the team’s leading scorer being Cha Sweeney. The Eagles are a pesky defensive team, just like the ‘Cats, and have forced 255 steals on the year.
Momentum will play a huge role for Ohio as it looks to swing the pendulum in a different direction. Stringing together good looks and finishes close to the basket are critical. The ‘Cats will look to find some hot hands Sunday afternoon with a scheduled tip for 2 p.m.