Black And Gold Fall Short In Overtime Thriller To Dragons

Kayla McClendon (Photo: T.J. Darr)
Kayla McClendon (Photo: T.J. Darr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican women's basketball team had a strong three quarters but came up short against the Dragons of Tiffin in overtime, 73-69.

The Black and Gold sit at 5-8 overall with a 2-5 mark in Great Midwest play.

Box Score Notes

  • Junior Gabby Stare (Newark, Ohio) led the charge with 18 points after snagging 11 points in the first half. Stare went 5-8 from the field and 7-10 from the charity stripe. The guard added seven rebounds with three assists and three steals.
  • In 29 minutes of play, Macy Chapman (Hilliard, Ohio) tied her career-high of 16 points, going 6-10 from the field with six boards.
  • Freshman Logan Pride (Twinsburg, Ohio) collected 11 points and led the team with eight rebounds.
  • Off the bench, Camryn Pickerill (Seaman, Ohio) registered eight points going 2-3 from behind the arc.

How It Happened

  • The Panthers opened the scoring with a quick three-point bucket from Madelyn Fearon (Greenville, Ohio). A layup from Kayla McClendon (Columbus, Ohio) gave the Black and Gold a two-point edge to end the first quarter, 15-13.
  • ODU went on a 10-4 scoring run with 5:36 left in the second period, extending their lead to 26-17. The Panthers and the Dragons went bucket-for-bucket to end the half with Ohio Dominican on top 33-24.
  • The Black and Gold came out of the intermission with a 10-3 scoring shift. ODU held TU to 2-9 from the field, with their first bucket coming in the last two minutes.
  • Entering the last 10 minutes of play, Ohio Dominican led 49-35. The Dragons outscored the Panthers 28-14 in the fourth quarter, making a half-court shot to force overtime in Alumni Hall for the first time this season.
  • Tiffin and Ohio Dominican were tied at 67-all midway through overtime. The Dragons ended with a 4-2 run to take the contest 73-69.

Up Next

The Black and Gold travel to West Virginia to battle non-conference opponent Salem for a 2:00 pm tip on Saturday.

Contact: Bailee Worley

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