Buckeyes Fall at No. 22 Georgia, 53-49
Nov. 17, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The Ohio State women's basketball team dropped its first game of the season, 53-49, at No. 22 Georgia Sunday at the Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. The Buckeyes led 33-29 at the break, but a 14-2 run by the Lady Dogs to start the second half helped pave the way for the victory.
Ohio State had its chances to pull off the upset, but shot just 14 percent from the field in the second half and 6 of 11 from the line.
Ameryst Alston scored a team-high 22 points for the Buckeyes. She scored 16 in the first half, hitting her her fourth three-pointer of the half at the buzzer to give Ohio State a 33-29 advantage. She was 6 of 9 shooting in the first 20 minutes as the Buckeyes hit six three-point field goals overall.
But the second half was a different story as the Buckeyes had a hard time getting anything to fall. Their defense kept them within striking distance, holding Georgia to 26 percent shooting in the second half. But it was all the Lady Dogs needed as Ohio State hit just one field goal over the final 6:45.
Darryce Moore and Amy Scullion added six points each. Moore and Ashley Adams each grabbed 10 rebounds for the Buckeyes.
Erika Ford paced three Lady Dogs in double figures with 13 points. Krista Donald scored 10 and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds, helping Georgia outscore the Buckeyes 15-6 in second-chance points.
Ohio State returns to action this weekend with three games in as many days when they host Old Dominion, Marist and Bowling Green Nov. 22-24 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge at Value City Arena. Check OhioStateBuckeyes.com for details.
Courtside With Marty Bannister