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Lavender scores 23 to lead No. 19 Ohio State past Indiana women

Thursday, January 10, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jantel Lavender scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 19 Ohio State to a 71-59 win over Indiana on Thursday night.

Tied 41-41, Tamarah Riley was fouled on a layup with 11:44 remaining and made the free throw to give Ohio State (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten) a lead it never relinquished. The Buckeyes have won three straight.

Riley scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to help Ohio State pull away. Marscilla Packer finished with 17 points.

Jamie Braun led all scorers with 25 points for Indiana (9-7, 2-2) while Whitney Thomas had 12 points and Kim Roberson added 11.

Indiana shot 26-for-63 from the field and was 4-for-14 from 3-point range while committing 10 turnovers.

Ohio State was 29-for-49 on field goals, was 2-for-7 on 3-pointers, had 16 turnovers and outrebounded the Hoosiers 35-26.

No. 19 OHIO ST. 71, INDIANA 59

INDIANA (9-7)

Thomas 6-13 0-1 12, A.Jackson 4-14 0-2 8, McGuirt 0-2 0-0 0, Braun 10-16 3-4 25, Roberson 5-12 0-0 11, N.Smith 1-6 0-0 3, Lindsay 0-0 0-0 0, Linn 0-0 0-0 0, Follmer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 3-7 59.

OHIO ST. (12-3)

Riley 7-7 2-4 16, Lavender 9-17 5-5 23, Trebilcock 4-9 1-2 9, Little 0-0 0-0 0, Packer 7-13 1-1 17, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Moeller 0-0 2-3 2, Mason-Cox 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Walker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-49 11-15 71.

Halftime--Ohio State 30-27. 3-Point Goals--Indiana 4-14 (Braun 2-5, N.Smith 1-4, Roberson 1-4, McGuirt 0-1), Ohio St. 2-7 (Packer 2-5, Trebilcock 0-2). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Indiana 27 (Thomas 7), Ohio St. 36 (Lavender 14). Assists--Indiana 10 (Braun 5), Ohio St. 16 (Packer 5). Total Fouls--Indiana 16, Ohio St. 8. A--3,370.



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