COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's women's basketball team was limited to 32.8 percent shooting as the Panthers suffered a 62-53 setback to visiting Findlay Thursday night in GLIAC play.
The Panthers (16-8, 11-6 GLIAC) were outscored 31-17 in the first half, making just 6-of-25 from the field in the opening 20 minutes, but came out strong in the third quarter.
Three-point plays by junior Megan Eyre (Fayetteville, Ohio) and senior Kayla Cook (Westerville, Ohio) brought ODU within 33-27 in the opening minutes of the third, and sophomore Alexis Overly (Chillicothe, Ohio) knocked down a jump shot to tie the game at 33-33 with 4:27 to play.
Later in the quarter, Cook knocked down a jump shot to keep the scored tied at 37 with 2:06 to play, but Findlay countered with an 8-0 run to go in front 45-37 with 7:33 left in the fourth.
Layups by senior Madi Rittinger (Dayton, Ohio) and junior Sarah Futscher (Wilder, Ky.) closed the gap to 45-41 with 6:06 left, but the Oilers hit a three on the next possession, then buried another one with 4:18 left to go back in front by 10.
Findlay went 10-of-23 (43.5 percent) from the three-point line, had an 11-2 edge in second chance points, and scored 15 points off of 19 Panther turnovers.
A quartet of Panthers finished with 10 points in Rittinger, Eyre, Overly and senior Tori Beth Leader (West Portsmouth, Ohio).
Ohio Dominican hits the road for a 1 p.m. game against Walsh on Saturday.
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