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Lady Buckeyes Cruise to Victory Over Hoosiers

Even with their second-leading scorer Samantha Prahalis not playing due to illness, the Ohio State women’s basketball team rolled over Indiana tonight by more than 20 points, 75-54.

Ohio State's Tayler Hill worked just as hard on defense as she did on offense. Photo Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired

Tayler Hill scored 27 points including 7-8 from three-point land. After the game, Hill said “Amber penetrating and committing three people to guard her created a lot of good opportunities from the three. And, when we reverse the ball like we did today, it is hard to guard us. It really increases our number of high percentage shots.”

Kalpana Beach added 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Amber Stokes had 14 points and a career high 7 assists.

When asked how the absence of Prahalis affected his game plan, Buckeye head coach Jim Foster said “I think there was an understanding of what it was we wanted to do. In a situation where you don’t get to prepare and you have people stepping up and understanding where their opportunities were is a good sign.”

The Hoosiers were lead by Aulani Sinclair, who tallied 23 points. Quaneisha McCurty brought down 10 rebounds and added 11 points in a definite learning game for the Hoosiers.

“The No. 9 team in the country showed up tonight,” said Indiana head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. “This is a team that knows how to win and understands what winning feels like. We’re a team that is trying to figure out what winning feels like and hasn’t won in a long time.”

The lady Buckeyes improve their Big Ten record to 10-3, good enough to share the conference lead with Penn State. The Buckeyes travel Happy Valley on Monday night for a winner-take-all conference showdown.

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