Lady 'Cats Drop Non-Conference Clash to Ohio Dominican

Lady 'Cats Drop Non-Conference Clash to Ohio Dominican

COLUMBUS – The West Virginia Wesleyan women's basketball team ran into a juggernaut today in the form of the Ohio Dominican Panthers in a non-conference outing.

The Lady Bobcats dropped a 92-53 decision to the Panthers, who are ranked 10th in the Midwest Regional rankings.

Wesleyan trailed by a 6-0 margin before Rachel Vandertoolen put the Lady Bobcats on the scoreboard with a lay-up at the 7:28 mark of the first quarter.

Ohio Dominican took control of the game going on a 12-6 run to take an 18-8 lead with 3:14 showing on the first-quarter clock.

The Panthers led at the end of the first quarter by a 30-12 score.

Wesleyan started the second quarter on a 6-0 run behind a pair of Lana Long jumpers and two free throws by Mari Stewart.

That made it a 30-18 game with 2:21 gone in the second quarter.

Ohio Dominican outscored Wesleyan by a 23-8 margin the rest of the quarter to take a 53-26 advantage into the break.

The Panthers added to their lead in the third quarter outscoring Wesleyan by seven.

Ohio Dominican took a 74-40 lead into the final 10 minutes of action.

The Panthers took the final quarter by a 19-12 margin.

Wesleyan put just one play into double digits as Vadertoolen scored a team-high 15 points.

Stewart scored nine points while Tara Goldman tallied eight.

Wesleyan was 19-for-49 from the field for 38.9 percent.

The Lady Bobcats were outrebounded by a 48-24 margin.

Ohio Dominican improved to 4-2 on the season while Wesleyan dropped to 2-2 overall.

Wesleyan will stay on the road as they return to action this Wednesday at UVa.-Wise.

The conference road game will start at 5:30 p..m.