Dec. 13, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Army gave Ohio State all it could handle on Friday night before dropping a 59-56 decision at the Buckeyes in the only action involving a Patriot League women's basketball team on the day.
Kelsey Minato's career-high 27 points led all players, while Olivia Schretzman chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds, and Jen Hazlett scored seven with nine boards. Schretzman's layup put Army (7-3) in front 48-38 with 8:49 left in the game. Ohio State scored nine straight over a three-minute span to cut the Black Knights' lead to 50-49 with 3:52 remaining. Hazlett responded with a 3-pointer and a Minato jumper gave Army a 55-49 advantage at the 2:23 mark. The Buckeyes went on another small run, this one a 6-0 stretch that tied the game at 55 with 79 seconds left. After Aimee Oertner went 1-of-2 at the line, Ameryst Alston and Raven Ferguson both went perfect in two trips at the stripe in the final 31 seconds to give the Buckeyes the late win. The teams traded the lead eight times and tied in six other instances, while Ohio State's bench outscored Army's 13-0.
Two games are on Saturday's schedule. Boston University plays at home for the first time since Nov. 19 when it hosts Marist at 1 p.m. on Patriot League Network. At 5 p.m. Colgate heads to Robert Morris.
at Ohio State 59, Army 56