Ohio State’s women’s basketball team has just defeated East Carolina 79-55 in the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship. The No. 15 Buckeyes were led by Jacy Sheldon, who scored 20 points, and Taylor Thierry, who contributed 14 points and eight rebounds.
The game started off strong for Ohio State, with the team scoring the first 10 points and maintaining a 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, East Carolina’s Synia Johnson mounted a comeback in the second quarter, scoring eight of her 14 points to bring ECU within three points of Ohio State at halftime.
The second half saw Ohio State take control again, scoring 11 of the first 13 points to take a commanding 49-34 lead. They maintained a double-digit advantage for the rest of the game. Rebeka Mikulasikova contributed 12 points, while Cotie McMahon and Rikki Harris each had 11 for Ohio State. ECU’s Johnson and Amiya Joyner scored 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Despite several technical fouls being called during the game, including an ejection for ECU’s Jade Tillman after a hard foul in the third quarter, Ohio State’s strong performance ultimately secured a convincing victory in the tournament.