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Bobcats Blow Out Kent State

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The Bobcats broke away from the recent trend of close-calls and dominated Kent State 93 – 54 Wednesday night.

If the score doesn’t speak for itself, let the fact that the team broke the MAC record for 3-point shots made in a game do the talking.

Lexie Baldwin, Dominque Doseck and Jasmine Weatherspoon were all exceptional Wednesday. Both Doseck and Weatherspoon set career-highs for points scored in a single game with 15 and 11, respectively. Baldwin tied her career-high with 19 points.

Ohio dominated the space behind the arc, sinking 17 3-pointers. Baldwin led the team in long balls with five.

Even though the Bobcats played well offensively, they still struggled on the boards. The Golden Flashes only outrebounded Ohio by five (41-36), but the issue is that 25 of Kent State’s rebounds were at the offensive end.

The Golden Flashes were able to hang with Ohio for most of the first half. Sloppy defensive play was to blame, but Coach Bob Boldon made it clear that he was dissatisfied by making an early decision to clear the bench for a full lineup change.

Coming back into the game, Weatherspoon in particular ramped up the intensity of her play. Standing tall, blocking shots, and putting herself in the position to score led to her outstanding performance.

“Weatherspoon did a good job making herself available,” said Coach Boldon on the forwards play against Kent State.

Cleaning up their defensive play, the Bobcats were able to pull away by the second half, putting 20 points between them and the Golden Flashes.

“We did a good job moving the ball around. We’ve worked on that for the past few weeks and it showed tonight,” Coach Boldon said.

The Bobcats travel to take on Northern Illinois Saturday, January 23.