Buckeyes Get Carried Away by Notre Dame in Season Opener
By Tony Gerdeman
Despite an 18-point night from senior Tayler Hill, the #19 Buckeyes (0-1) fell 57-51 to #7 Notre Dame (1-0) in the Carrier Classic.
The first women's basketball game ever held on an aircraft carrier turned out to be the only game that happened in what was a scheduled double-header with the Ohio State men's team against Marquette. That game was canceled due to condensation on the playing surface.
The Buckeyes trailed by three points at the half after only getting three points from Hill in the first 20 minutes.
Fifteen second-half points from Hill allowed Ohio State to scratch back into the game after repeatedly falling behind, but they could never get closer than two points.
Shooting wasn't a strong point for either team, not that it was expected to be with the game being played outside on an aircraft carrier.
Notre Dame shot 18-54 (33%) from the field, and 0-6 from three-point range. The Buckeyes weren't much better, shooting 20-55 (36.4%) and 2-10 (20%) from three-point territory.
Ohio State held Notre Dame All-American Skyler Diggins to 11 points on 2-10 shooting.
Seniors Amber Stokes and Ashley Adams joined Tayler Hill in scoring double figures. Both added 10 points. Adams chipped in 11 rebounds as well. As a team, the Buckeyes only had five assists.
Ohio State gets back on the court Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm against Cincinnati.
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