Ohio State women’s basketball team triumphed over East Carolina in the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship with a final score of 79-55. Jacy Sheldon led the Buckeyes with 20 points, while Taylor Thierry contributed 14 points and eight rebounds. The team’s next game will be against Oklahoma State.
The match began with Ohio State taking an early lead, scoring the first 10 points and maintaining a 21-11 advantage 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 at halftime. Despite this, Ohio State regained control in the second half, scoring 11 of the first 13 points to take a double-digit lead that they maintained for the rest of the game.
Rebeka Mikulasikova added 12 points to Ohio State’s total, while Cotie McMahon and Rikki Harris each had 11. ECU’s Johnson and Amiya Joyner scored 14 and 12 points, respectively. Several technical fouls were called during the game, including an ejection for ECU’s Jade Tillman after a hard foul in the third quarter.
Overall, Ohio State’s impressive performance secured a convincing victory in the tournament.