Monday, November 24, 2014

Lady Braves hold serve

By The Herald Staff | 2/7/2014

NORTH NEWTON — The top five teams in the women’s standings held serve against the bottom five Thursday in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

The Ottawa University women’s basketball team won its second straight game with a 59-48 victory over Bethel in North Newton.

NORTH NEWTON — The top five teams in the women’s standings held serve against the bottom five Thursday in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference action.

The Ottawa University women’s basketball team won its second straight game with a 59-48 victory over Bethel in North Newton.

The Lady Braves offense was in high gear in the first half, hitting 59 percent from the field.

Ottawa went flat in the second half, shooting 24 percent and scoring just 22 points.

Ottawa built a 19-point lead late in the first half and led 37-21 at halftime.

The Lady Braves pushed the lead to 51-33, but scored just eight points the rest of the game.

Ottawa hit four free throws in the final couple of minutes to keep the margin above double digits.

Ottawa finished at 42 percent from the field. The Lady Braves led in fast break points (12-8) and bench scoring (23-17).

The Lady Threshers led in points off of turnovers (17-9), points in the paint (24-22) and second chance points (13-9).

Ottawa finished with 21 turnovers and nine assists.

Mikayla Skidmore paced the Lady Braves with 12 points.

Senior Amber Ramsey had another double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. She also had three blocks, two assists and a steal.

Ottawa (13-10, 9-4) plays 5 p.m. Saturday at home against Sterling.

Bethel (48) — Taylor 7, Ulrich 8, Harpe 16, Regier 9, Zerger 6, Tschetter 1, Chapple 1.

Ottawa (59) — Ramsey 11, Romig 5, Skidmore 12, McClure 6, Frazier 2, Grammer 2, Boden 2, Thomas 6, Christman 2, Boore 8, Stewart 3.

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