Despite Kiyanna Black going down with an injury in the first half, and a late game comeback attempt by UMass, the Bobcats won for the second straight day with a 59-52 victory to improve to 8-2 on the year.

The Vinton County Vikings (3-1, 2-1 TVC-Ohio) entered the week knowing that they had a tough conference schedule ahead of them. Even after overcoming a solid Alexander Spartan squad early in the week, the Vikings needed to stand toe-to-toe against an experienced Athens Bulldogs team on Friday.

Led by great defense, and clutch shooting the Bobcats improve to 7-2 on the year with a 74-63 victory over the La Salle Explorers on Friday to capture its first of two games in the Georgia State Holiday and Hoops Classic.

After dropping their first two conference games, Vinton County was looking for its first win in the TVC-Ohio as it took on River Valley on Thursday.

The Alexander Lady Spartans faced a 19-point first-quarter deficit in Thursday’s matchup in Nelsonville and despite multiple pushes, the Lady Spartans fell to the Lady Buckeyes 58-44.

The Ohio men’s basketball team has a thing for close games. After four straight games decided by 10 points or less, the Bobcats forced overtime in Evansville after a Bean Willis three-pointer tied the game at 69 apiece. Then overtime happened.

The Alexander Lady Vikings shot 16-of-16 from the foul line in the final quarter to help give them a 57-43 win over Vinton County on Monday.

The Bobcats' late-game rally fell just short as Ohio women's basketball fell to the James Madison Dukes, 69-62.

With 1:10 left in the game, Lexie Baldwin hit a layup to bring the Ohio Bobcats within one point at 63-62. The Dukes answered right back with a layup of their own.

Before No. 25 Ohio took on No.

Students home for winter break, a 1-6 Alcorn State squad coming to the Convo and an Ohio team that was riding a two-game losing streak looked to make for a disastrous recipe for the Bobcats, but Ohio managed to overcome the potential obstacles and defeat the Braves, 66-55, on Saturday.