COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State won its third consecutive game on Sunday afternoon, taking down Canisius by a score of 89-56. The win moves the Buckeyes to 8-3 on the season and drops the Golden Griffins to 2-7.
Kelsey Mitchell led all players with 19 points while Tori McCoy and Kiara Lewis added 17 points and 10 points coming off the bench, respectively. McCoy also hauled in 11 rebounds to notch her first career double-double. The freshman was 7-of-8 from the floor today, making her 20-of-22 shooting the ball in her last three games.
Makayla Waterman also had a good day for the Buckeyes, totaling nine points and nine rebounds in addition to dishing out five assists.
Ohio State jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. It outscored Canisius 31-18 in the first quarter and held them to 15 or fewer points in every quarter after that. The Buckeyes were also whistled for just eight fouls today, a season low. They were able to keep the Golden Griffins away from the free throw line for the entire game; Ohio State attempted 21 free throws to Canisius’ zero.
The Buckeyes did have a tough day shooting from beyond the arc, making just three of their 18 shot attempts from out there, but they more than made up for it with a 52-16 advantage in the paint.
Four players for Canisius reached double figures in scoring; Sara Hinriksdottir led the way with 14 points and Lauren D’Hont grabbed a team-best eight rebounds.
Next up for Ohio State is a matchup against Alabama State on Friday, Dec. 16. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at Value City Arena.
- Tori McCoy recorded her first double-double as a Buckeye, finishing with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
- McCoy made her first six shots of the game which gave her 16-straight field makes going back to the Southern game on Wednesday.
- Makayla Waterman pulled-down a career-high tying nine rebounds to go along with nine points and a career-high five asssits.
- With her 19 points, Kelsey Mitchell passed both Samantha Prahalis (2,010) and Tayler Hill (2,015) on the OSU career scoring list and is now in fifth place with 2,019 career points.
- Mitchell recorded a career-high six steals in the contest
- Canisius made a season-high 10 three-pointers
- OSU committed just eight fouls and limited Canisius to zero free throw attempts
- This was the first game since Nov. 28, 2014 at the Paradise Jam where a Buckeye opponent did not attempt a free throw
- For the third-straight game, all nine Buckeyes that dressed scored in the game