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After a tough opening quarter that saw Ohio struggle to pull away from High Point, the Bobcats simply obliterated the Panthers the rest of the game to take a 76-48 win.
With star Quiera Lampkins sitting out due to illness, this game may have had potential to be a tough season opener for the Bobcats. With faces old and new stepping up however, High Point was never able to gain any traction. Picking up right where she left off last year, returning starter Jasmine Weatherspoon set the tone offensively and defensively for the Bobcats and led the team in points, blocks and rebounds with 17, 11 and four respectively.
Meanwhile, the transfer and freshman tag team of Taylor Agler and Amani Burke showed up as well. Agler did show some signs of rust with four turnovers, but she got it together and scored 15 points and dished out four assists and had four steals. Burke also showed off her skill set with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
In the past few seasons it has been made known that the Bobcats can put up points and put them up quickly. Today, their defense showed its prowess holding High Point to just 26.2 percent on 16-61 shooting. The defense also forced 20 turnovers to go along with 12 steals and nine blocks.
The High Point defense did expose flaws in the Bobcats offense though by forcing 23 turnovers to go along with its 14 steals. If they expect to make a late season run, the Bobcats cannot continue to have sloppy play.
The Bobcats next chance to keep rolling will be against Tennessee-Martin on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center.