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Lady Braves dig too deep of hole

By The Herald Staff | 1/21/2013

The Ottawa University women’s basketball team attempted to rally after giving up a 26-0 run to Kansas Wesleyan Saturday at Wilson Field House.

The Lady Braves fell behind by 18 in the second half and could not crawl out of the hole. Ottawa lost 70-60.

The Ottawa University women’s basketball team attempted to rally after giving up a 26-0 run to Kansas Wesleyan Saturday at Wilson Field House.

The Lady Braves fell behind by 18 in the second half and could not crawl out of the hole. Ottawa lost 70-60.

Kansas Wesleyan erased a nine-point Ottawa lead with an 18-0 run to end the first half and then scored the first eight points of the second half to complete the 26-point spurt to open a 50-33 lead with 15 minutes left in the game. The lady Braves went more than seven minutes without scoring.

Ottawa came as close as six points with 3:49 left in the game when Lauren Buckles hit a trey and Amber Ramsey netted seven straight points.

Ottawa had trouble from behind the three-point arc, shooting 23 percent and 40 percent overall.

Ottawa forced 25 turnovers, but had just a 26-21 advantage in points off turnovers.

Ottawa was led by Ramsey’s career-high of 28 points. She also had seven rebounds, three blocks and three steals.

Mikayla Skidmore came off of the bench to score 14 points. She had a team-high six assists and four steals. Buckles netted 11 points and had three steals.

The Lady Braves (7-13, 3-7) plays 6 p.m. Wednesday at home against Sterling College.

Kansas Wesleyan (70) — Frost 11, Cassity 5, Kresin 18, Smith 8, Olson 13, Heim 6, Britton 3, LeShore 6.

Ottawa (60) — Dowell 2, Ramsey 28, Meier 1, Neptune 2, Grammer 2, Skidmore 14, Buckles 11.

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