Friday, October 24, 2014

Lady Braves back on track

By The Herald Staff | 2/3/2014

LINDSBORG — The Ottawa University women’s basketball team responded well after its loss Thursday to Kansas Wesleyan in Salina.

The Lady Braves got back on the winning track with dominating win, 95-68, over Bethany College at Hahn Gymnasium in Lindsborg. The Lady Braves shot 58 percent from the field in the victory.

LINDSBORG — The Ottawa University women’s basketball team responded well after its loss Thursday to Kansas Wesleyan in Salina.

The Lady Braves got back on the winning track with dominating win, 95-68, over Bethany College at Hahn Gymnasium in Lindsborg. The Lady Braves shot 58 percent from the field in the victory.

The 95 points was a single-game high this season. Ottawa led in points in the paint (42-30) and had an 18-11 advantage in second-chance points.

Ottawa started on fire with a 6-0 lead. Bethany scored seven unanswered points for a 7-6 lead.

Ottawa led 22-16 with 11:15 left in the first half. The Lady Braves’ defense spurred Ottawa to a 38-26 lead with 3:46 remaining in the first half. Ottawa led 41-16, its largest lead of the first half.

The Lady Braves led 49-35 at halftime.

The Lady Braves opened the second half on an 11-6 run to increase the advantage to 60-41 with 14:30 left in the game. Ottawa led 71-48 and later extended the lead to 30 points at 88-58 with 5:34 left in the game.

Ashley Romig paced Ottawa with a double-double. The freshman had 27 points and 10 rebounds. It was her second straight double-double.

Amber Ramsey tossed in 16 points and had three blocks. There were 14 Lady Braves that scored.

Ottawa remained a game back of Friends and Tabor (9-3) for second place in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Ottawa is in fourth two games ahead of Kansas Wesleyan (6-6).

Ottawa (12-10, 8-4) plays 6 p.m. Thursday at Bethel.

Bethany (68) — Brammer 16, Dolan 6, Austin 4, Rees 3, Sullivan 2, Carey 20, Bledsoe 6, Phlschwager 6, Gamboa 3, Lutters 2.

Ottawa (95) — Romig 27, Ramsey 16, McClure 8, Skidmore 6, Frazier 2, Stewart 8, Boore 6, Tucker 5, Thomas 5, Christman 4, Grammer 3, Walker 2, Campbell 1.

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