Buckeyes fall on the road to Washington State
Dec. 15, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Lia Galdeira scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to help Washington State beat No. 20 Ohio State 62-55 on Saturday.
Washington State (3-5) led 28-23 at halftime. Ohio State came back to lead 36-32, but the Cougars' defense forced three straight turnovers. Taylor Edmondson's 3-pointer put the Cougars ahead to stay at 40-37.
Ohio State (6-3) had a good look at a potential tying 3-point shot with 33 seconds to play, but missed on two chances and were forced to foul. Galdeira hit all four of her free throws to clinch it.
Washington State scored 16 points of 21 Ohio State turnovers. Ohio State went 1 for 17 from behind the 3-point line.
Tayler Hill had 14 points for Ohio State, but missed all nine tries from behind the arc. She has now scored in double-figures in 43 consecutive games. Ashley Adams had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Amber Stokes scored 12 for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State is back in action at 9 p.m. ET Monday at Gonzaga.