The Lady Braves opened the 2012-13 season with more the same. Ottawa had a cold shooting game in a 69-36 loss to No. 3 College of Ozarks Tuesday at Wilson Field House.
Ottawa shot 24 percent (12-for-49) from the floor and was 2-for-9 from behind the 3-point line. College of the Ozarks went 26-for-60 from the floor (43 percent) and were 5-for-12 from the 3-point line. The Bobcats out rebounded Ottawa 46-29, tallying 17 offensive rebounds.
The Lady Braves, despite shooting a woeful 16 percent (4-25) in the first half, trailed 24-14 at halftime.
The Bobcats ended the first half on a 9-2 run and continued it in the second half.
The visitors shot 47 percent from the field in the second half en route to a 45-point second half.
Ottawa’s biggest deficit was 34 points at 64-30 late in the game.
The Lady Braves did not have a player in double figures. Junior forward Amber Ramsey paced Ottawa with eight points, seven rebounds and four steals. Morgan Grammer netted six points. April Dowell snared six rebounds.
College of the Ozarks (69) — Lauffer 8, Smith 25, Merriman 6, Walker 8, Kepler 5, Uchtman 2, Rexhepi 1, Wisdom 4, Weinreis 10.
Ottawa (36) — Dowell 4, Ramsey 8, Neptune 2, Buckles 3, Boore 5, Grammer 6, Thomas 4, Frazier 4.