Wed, Jan. 26, 2011 - [Women's Basketball]
The UNOH Lady Racers were back at home on Wednesday night, looking to get revenge against the visiting Aquinas Saints. The Lady Racers hit 14 three point field goals and also hit 14 of 14 from the free throw line to come away with a 66-60 win in Lima, OH on Wednesday night.
UNOH was on fire in the first half as they hit 10 of 16 three pointers, but only connected on three two point field goals for the rest of the half. The Lady Racers would go on to hit four more three pointers in the second half to break the school record for most three point field goals in a game. The record was previously 13 set on December 5, 2009 against Shawnee State.
For the first ten minutes of the opening half, the Lady Racers and Saints exchanged leads. The score was tied at 24-24 with 8:25 left in the game, then Junior Amanda Francis
hit back-to-back three pointers, and Senior Tara Olberding
drained one for a 9-0 run and a 33-24 lead. Aquinas would regroup and cut the halftime lead to 36-33.
In the second half, the Lady Racers held the lead for all but one possesion in the half. With 7:13 left in the game, the Saints led 52-51. The remainder of the half UNOH held the lead and reached it's highest of 8. UNOH sealed the game down the stretch from the free throw line. Despite not shooting a free throw in the first half, UNOH ended the contest a perfect 14 for 14 on the game, all in the second half.
UNOH lost earlier this season at Aquinas, but were without leading scorer Amanda Francis
. On Wednesday night, the hot shooting gave the Lady Racers the advantage, despite 24 turnovers, and a 66-60 WHAC win.
Leading UNOH was Amanda Francis
with 15 points. Francis helped in the record breaking night with 3-6 shooting from behind the arc and a 6-6 from the free throw line. Seniors Alexa Kennedy
and Tara Olberding
each had 11 points and three 3-point FG's. Sophomore Shaye Warman
connected on three 3-point FG's as well for 9 points. Senior Jenna Blackburn
drained the remaining two 3-point FG's for 6 points.
With the win, UNOH moves to 11-12 overall, and 4-6 in the WHAC. They will be back in action on Saturday, January 29th when they face Indiana Tech University. The game will be at home with a tip set for 1:00 pm.