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Ohio's Cece Hooks and Central Michigan's Micaela Kelly faced off in the MAC Semifinals on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Photo: Joe Collins/WOUB)

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats fall to Central Michigan in OT, Eliminated in MAC Semis

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — With the ballgame tied at 85 late in the fourth quarter, Ohio had a chance to win the game to advance to the MAC Championship game. Following a timeout, Cece Hooks drove down the lane put the ball up — but there was a whistle with eight seconds left in regulation. … Read More

Ohio's Cece Hooks dribbles the ball across midcourt in the Bobcats' game against Ball State in the MAC Quarterfinals on March 10, 2021. (Photo: Joe Collins/WOUB)

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Second-Half Surge Guides Ohio over Ball State in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOUB) — For the second time this season against Ball State, Erica Johnson walked off the court and into the locker room with no points in the first half. In the first meeting of the season between the Bobcats and Cardinals, Johnson came alive in the second half and posted 18 points, although… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Hooks Records Triple-Double as Ohio Dominates Miami (OH)

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — 31 points, 11 assists, ten steals.  A triple-double for CeCe Hooks.  Just another accolade she can add to her Bobcat career. “There’s just so many things that [Hooks] does and she does them and I’m like ‘wow, didn’t think that would happen’ and then it trumps the last thing,” Ohio head… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Turn up the Heat in Second Half, Down Broncos

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It was only a matter of time before Cece Hooks started to heat up. After a pregame ceremony celebrating Hooks’ eclipse of 2,000 career points,the senior, and the Bobcats (11-6, 9-5 MAC) as a whole, struggled to get their offense going out of the gate Saturday against the Western Michigan Broncos (3-12, 2-11 MAC). Tied… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Hooks Reaches Milestone as Bobcats get Revenge at Ball State

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The Ohio Bobcats (10-6, 9-5 MAC) defeated the Ball State Cardinals (9-8, 7-6) on the road Wednesday night in an 88-66 victory. The Bobcats came into the game off a 16-point loss to Bowling Green on Saturday, and it was glaringly obvious through the first quarter that they wanted to avenge themselves Ohio got off… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats stumble on the road against Bowling Green, 69-53

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It was a tough day for the Ohio Women’s basketball team. After coming off a big win against Kent State the squad just couldn’t seem to get it  done. With the final score coming to be 69-53, it was clear Saturday  was not the day the Bobcats. The Bowling Green Falcons (14-4, 10-3 MAC) have… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats hold off late Kent State push; escape with 85-70 win

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats (10-5, 8-4 MAC) continued their dominance as they won their fifth game in their last six matchups as they defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-3, 4-1), 85-70. Ohio held a 14-point lead over the Golden Flashes late in the fourth quarter.  Kent State heated up and made… Read More

Ohio University's women's basketball team plays against Akron in the Convocation Center on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, in Athens, OH. Ohio University defeated Akron 85-55. (Chris J. Day/WOUB)

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Fast Start, Hot Shooting Propel Bobcats to Dominant Victory over Zips

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio Bobcats have dawned the nickname, “The Cardiac Cats,” and after a heartbreaking 69-66 loss to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday, the Bobcats were looking for a little revival on Saturday afternoon when they played host to the Akron Zips.  The Bobcats started red-hot shooting from the field, starting the game on… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball Falls Short In Defensive Battle With Eastern Michigan

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Ohio Bobcats (8-5,6-4 MAC) fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-6, 6-4) Wednesday night after a hard fought defensive battle in Ypsilanti, 69-66. The score line was tight the whole game, but the Eagles led almost the whole time. Ohio’s largest lead of the game, one point, came once in… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Win Nail-Biter Against Buffalo Bulls

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Buffalo Bulls outperformed the Ohio Bobcats in several measurables Wednesday in the Convocation Center. A rebounding advantage of 49-35, including four more offensive rebounds. A 45%-38% edge in field goal efficiency. Twelve more points in the paint. Yet in the end, despite being down 13 points with under four minutes… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats get revenge on Central Michigan in 93-84 road win

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It seems like every time Ohio and Central Michigan meet up on the basketball court, the game is tight and comes right down to the end. Saturday was a little different as Ohio dominated for much of the afternoon — leading the Chippewas for 35 minutes of the game, but Central Michigan made it interesting… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bad Shooting and Defensive Night for Bobcats Results in Loss to Ball State

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –- The Ohio Bobcats welcomed Ball State to the Convocation Center on Wednesday evening, looking to extend their win streak to three games. What was anticipated to be a tight game the whole way lived up to the hype, as Ball State (5-5, 3-3 MAC) bettered Ohio (5-4, 3-3)  in overtime, 88-85…. Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats lead Wire-To-Wire against Toledo in 85-66 win

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ATHENS, Ohio — For the first time this season, the Bobcats won a game comfortably. When Peyton Guice dropped a three-pointer just 15 seconds into the game to give Ohio its first lead of the day, the Bobcats never really looked back.  In fact, Ohio (5-3-3-2 MAC) never trailed and essentially cruised to an 85-66… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats Fall to Central Michigan in Back-and-Forth Battle

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Each time Ohio and Central Michigan hit the hardwood, it always seems like it’s a battle down to the final buzzer.  Saturday was no exception. With eight lead changes in the ball game, Micaela Kelly’s go-ahead three pointer with 37.6 seconds left was the lead that mattered most as the Chippewas… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats upset No. 22 Notre Dame; pick up first ever win against ranked opponent

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ATHENS, Ohio — With 52 seconds left, CeCe Hooks sunk a shot to put the Bobcats up, 85-83.  After a made Notre Dame field-goal and one made free throw from Hooks, the Fighting Irish had one final shot to win the game — but the desperation heave was never attempted and that was the ball… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Shoot Past Western Michigan in MAC Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Just 19 hours prior to the opening tip of the first game of the Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals, it was announced that fans would be barred from attendance due to concerns of the spread of Covid-19. The only people in the stands were to be immediate family. But, early in the third quarter,… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Miami to Earn Bye in MAC Tournament

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ATHENS, Ohio — Amani Burke stood with her teammates at center court, singing and clapping along with “Stand Up and Cheer” with the Bobcat fans in the Convocation Center. As she clapped along, she looked up at the crowd that had cheered her on the last four seasons for one last time and smiled. Burke,… Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Dominate Second Half to Cruise Past Rockets

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ATHENS, OH — In the days following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, Ohio’s Erica Johnson decided to pay tribute to the NBA legend by wearing his No. 24 during the Bobcats’ game against Akron. In the five games since she donned Bryant’s number, she has emulated the killer instinct that the ‘Mamba Mentality’ embodied…. Read More

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Ohio Women’s Basketball: ‘Cats Use Dominant Start to Lead Wire-to-Wire Over Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio- There’s no better security blanket than a good defense. Although, two players putting up over 20 points each might give a good defense a run for its money. Luckily for the Bobcats, they didn’t have to pick between the two Saturday against the Bowling Green Falcons, as outstanding individual performances from Cece Hooks… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Last-Second Loss Bites ‘Cats for Second Time in Seven Days

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KALAMAZOO, MI — Twice in their last three games, the Bobcats held a one-point lead with less than 10 seconds to play. They’ve now lost both games.  Western Michigan (10-5, 3-1 MAC) handed the ‘Cats (9-6, 2-2 MAC) another gut-wrenching conference loss when Bronco junior Leighah-Amori Wool banked in a shot with seven seconds to… Read More