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Topic:  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020

Topic:  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
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UpSan Bobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/2/2020 12:24:01 PM 
It hurt that Ohio didn't have Johnson for the two losses in Texas. Wins in one or both of those would have raised the rating quite a bit. For any MAC team to have a shot at an at-large, one of the top three would probably have to go through league play nearly undefeated to raise the rating enough.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/6/2020 8:30:31 AM 
Great game on Saturday. Very nice to see coach get to empty his bench and let everyone play.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/6/2020 3:26:49 PM 
FR RS Ella Pope leaves program to begin Mormon mission in Equador. This was known to be a possibility when she signed, according to Coach Bolden. She'll return in '21.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/8/2020 11:01:38 AM 
Big game tonight at home against Central Michigan.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/8/2020 12:19:51 PM 
UpSan Bobcat wrote:
Big game tonight at home against Central Michigan.


Ohio's game notes say that "Steaming Coverage" of the game will be on ESPN+. Seems a bit harsh.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/8/2020 9:16:24 PM 
Bummer 73-71 loss for Ohio. Bobcats held a 15-point lead late in the first quarter, trailed by 1 at halftime, were down by 7 near the end of the 3rd, got a big three-point play by Johnson to go up 1. Central Michigan went back up one with a couple of free throws and then Johnson put Ohio back on top with a drive to the hoop. Gabrielle Byrd then hit a 3-pointer that was the winner. Johnson missed before the buzzer.

Bobcats held Kelly, nation's second-leading scorer, to 21 on 9-of-22 shooting but Byrd hit five 3-pointers and scored 17. Hooks had 27, Johnson 17 for Ohio.

Bobcats dominated had a 19-6 advantage in offensive rebounds and a 19-6 advantage in turnovers that got them 23 more field goal tries and 7 more free throw tries but shot only 35.4% to Central's 50.8%.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/8/2020 9:41:35 PM 
CMU can really shoot the ball, but to me the Bobcats seemed a bit off for much of the night. Amani Burke in particular was short on a lot of shots, especially threes. And Ohio's interior passing was almost non-existent, something that has been very effective in keeping them from being a one-on-one offense. They'll need to recover from this one quickly, with a road trip to Buffalo coming up on Saturday.

On the plus side, Hooks and Johnson almost brought this one home down the stretch, Caitlyn Kroll came out of her shooting slump to put up 8, and Kaylee Bambule dressed and was in warm-ups for the first time this season. She can help stretch defenses if she can round into playing form.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/8/2020 11:29:54 PM 
Great game! Really sorry about the outcome, though. Ohio rained down threes early, then hardly hit one the rest of the game, which may have been the most important factor.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/9/2020 7:50:10 AM 
Tons and tons of missed opportunities. Lots of missed shots at the rim, shots in the lane falling off the rim, some untimely missed free throws...CMU basically made more of their opportunities and hit the timely shots. It looked for a second like Ohio was going to sneak back in late and steal it but CMU again was clutch.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/11/2020 4:35:49 PM 
Nice 76-65 win at Buffalo today. The Bulls lost a lot from last season's championship team - Cierra Dillard to graduation and Summer Hemphill to knee surgery. But they brought in a terrific freshman class. The best of them, leading scorer Dyaisha Fair, did not play today for violation of team rules. Another freshman, 6'3" Elea Gaba, usually a starter, did not play for reasons which were not announced. But Buffalo had another freshman, Jessika Schiffer, who rained threes on Ohio today, and yet another, 6'3" Loren Christie, who returned from injury to play well. They combined with Ohio's old nemesis, junior Hannah Hall, to keep the Bulls within striking distance after the Bobcats jumped out to a 14-point first quarter lead. The three-pointer fueled Ohio's early run, led by Katie Barker, who hit five in the game.

Buffalo's inexperience finally caught up with them in the fourth quarter, when their offense stalled behind multiple turnovers and missed, very long range, 3-point attempts. Ohio's experience really showed, patiently working to get Erica Johnson good looks which she converted. Amani Burke hit a key layup with under 2 minutes that sealed the game. Edecia (the artist formerly known as Deesh) Beck showed a lot of maturity down the stretch and hit free throws that stopped any thought of a Bulls' comeback. A good response by the team to the Central Michigan loss on Wednesday.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/11/2020 4:42:43 PM 
Great work, ladies!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/11/2020 11:23:41 PM 
Glad to hear about the Buffalo win. I kind of thought they'd have a lot of trouble with the Beefs after the CMU. Really impressive that they bounced back and won.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/14/2020 6:45:05 PM 
Two roster changes were made on the team website, reflecting earlier announcements. #44 Ella Pope has been dropped from the roster to begin a mission in Ecuador. She is not expected to return until the 2021-22 season. And #33 Madi Mace has been added to the roster. It was announced in November that she would graduate early from Parkersburg High School and join the team this year. No word on the website as to whether she will play or redshirt the rest of this season.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/14/2020 8:36:36 PM 
Joe Foss wrote:
Two roster changes were made on the team website, reflecting earlier announcements. #44 Ella Pope has been dropped from the roster to begin a mission in Ecuador. She is not expected to return until the 2021-22 season. And #33 Madi Mace has been added to the roster. It was announced in November that she would graduate early from Parkersburg High School and join the team this year. No word on the website as to whether she will play or redshirt the rest of this season.


Pope had no minutes as far as I know. This was probably planned out. I'd expect both to redshirt unless something happens to require minutes from Mace. Pope would be a Soph. when she returns.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/15/2020 2:02:30 PM 
Victory wrote:
Joe Foss wrote:
Two roster changes were made on the team website, reflecting earlier announcements. #44 Ella Pope has been dropped from the roster to begin a mission in Ecuador. She is not expected to return until the 2021-22 season. And #33 Madi Mace has been added to the roster. It was announced in November that she would graduate early from Parkersburg High School and join the team this year. No word on the website as to whether she will play or redshirt the rest of this season.


Pope had no minutes as far as I know. This was probably planned out. I'd expect both to redshirt unless something happens to require minutes from Mace. Pope would be a Soph. when she returns.


The university release said she would be a freshman with four years of eligibility left.

https://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/wbkb/2019-20/releases/...

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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/15/2020 7:49:53 PM 
32-29 Ohio at the half. Bad second quarter for the Bobcats, lowlighted by Erica Johnson crashing to the floor and having to be helped off with an apparent back injury. CC is scoring well from inside. but the Broncos are giving her the three-point shot. Unfortunately, she's taking them. 1 for 5 from deep.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/15/2020 8:21:31 PM 
Tuned in to ESPN+ and Johnson was back in the game late in third quarter.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/15/2020 9:14:00 PM 
Final WMU 73, Ohio 72. Ohio did not look like a team that was picked to dominate the league. They looked like a team with two scorers - Hooks (29) and Johnson (18). Amani Burke has been nearly invisible offensively since conference play started, and Caitlyn Kroll, after a promising beginning to the season, now barely looks at the basket. Unless at least one of them is able to regain some semblance of scoring form, Ohio will be middle of the pack in the MAC.
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   Posted: 1/15/2020 9:28:05 PM 
What a difference a year makes.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/16/2020 12:30:20 AM 
In my completely unsophisticated analysis I think this teams badly needs a BigWoManz! I know that is easier said than done, but I think a big talented center and this teams is top 25 caliber.


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   Posted: 1/16/2020 8:58:31 AM 
You said it Joe...Burke is ice cold...it is kind of bizarre. And yes, Cece is a great driver but should shoot 3s sparingly. Wondering if we need more minutes from Deesh Beck.

At this I think coach and the ladies would also say it has been a disappointing season. They still have the talent to get it all together and go on a deep March run, but a regular season MAC title is looking difficult at this point. Need to (and should) win each of the next 4 before a trip to CMU.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/16/2020 9:41:52 AM 
Andrew Ruck wrote:
At this I think coach and the ladies would also say it has been a disappointing season. They still have the talent to get it all together and go on a deep March run, but a regular season MAC title is looking difficult at this point. Need to (and should) win each of the next 4 before a trip to CMU.


I figured this would be the toughest one until Central Michigan but I expected Ohio to win.

I felt like it might be trouble when Hooks went to the basket with the game tied and was fouled with still 12 seconds left. Wait and the worst-case scenario is overtime. Instead, Western Michigan had plenty of time (and actually gave Ohio a chance at the end, though it's different when you're down).
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   Posted: 1/18/2020 11:50:26 PM 
I attended the Ball State game today and I thought it was a very solid performance by the Bobcats.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Women's basketball super thread 2019/2020
   Posted: 1/22/2020 10:09:17 AM 
Ohio (10-6, #73 in Massey ratings) is at Northern Illinois tonight to start a somewhat easier stretch of schedule. Northern Illinois is 5-11 and #191 in the Massey ratings, followed by Bowling Green, which is 7-10 and #202, and then Akron, 8-8 and #172. Can't overlook any of them, though, because there haven't really been blowouts in any MAC games this year. Ohio's 87-67 win over the Huskies the first time is one of the biggest margins in a MAC women's game so far.
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   Posted: 1/22/2020 6:20:45 PM 
I'd be surprised if this is another 20-point blowout. Huskies' star Courtney Woods, who had been in a scoring slump, recovered her form last week and was named West Player of the week. It will be tough to hold her to just 9 points this time around. And freshman Grace Hunter, a good 3-point shooter, DNP against Ohio but has started every other MAC game, so I imagine she will be in the lineup tonight. However, Ally May, a 6'2" forward who had 8 and 10 against Ohio, has not played in the last two games. If she's absent again tonight, the Bobcats might be able to keep the rebounding totals closer.

Late news: Jake Hromada just announced that CC Hooks has been suspended for this game for violation of team rules.

Last Edited: 1/22/2020 6:48:20 PM by Joe Foss

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