Ohio women beat Fordham, earn third game in WNIT

The Bobcats’ season now has an end-point in sight. The Ohio University women’s basketball team blew out Fordham, 81-65, in a consolation game in the second round of the 2021 WNIT on Saturday afternoon at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte. Ohio's 2020-21 women's basketball team will play its final game of the season on Monday, March … Continue reading Ohio women beat Fordham, earn third game in WNIT

Bobcats clipped at end of WNIT opener vs. Clemson

Cece Hooks has turned in dozens of critical, game-clinching or game-turning plays during her collegiate playing career. On Friday afternoon, she was on the other end of one. Ohio forward Gabby Burris (41) had 17 points during the Bobcats' 65-60 loss to Clemson in the first round of the 2021 WNIT on Friday, March 19 … Continue reading Bobcats clipped at end of WNIT opener vs. Clemson

Ohio women land WNIT bid

The Ohio University women’s basketball team will have a  postseason after all, and the Bobcats have accepted an invitation into the 2021 Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Ohio (14-8) saw its quest for a Mid-American Conference tournament championship, and the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament that goes with it, fall by the wayside in a … Continue reading Ohio women land WNIT bid

Bobcats downed by CMU, 100-92, in MAC semifinals

It was, in the parlance of the sport, a 50/50 call. The coin-toss came down on the wrong side for the Bobcats, however, and Ohio had another heart-breaking result against Central Michigan as a result. Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Cece Hooks fouled out with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, and the No. 2-seeded … Continue reading Bobcats downed by CMU, 100-92, in MAC semifinals

Expect points, close finish, for OU-CMU in women’s semifinals

Few teams around the league have provided as much angst, anxiety and frustration for Ohio University women’s basketball coach Bob Boldon as the Central Michigan Chippewas. It’s why, even moments after a dramatic 61-59 win in the 2021 MAC Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, Boldon sounded rueful about the prospects of facing CMU in the semifinals. … Continue reading Expect points, close finish, for OU-CMU in women’s semifinals

Back “in the fight,” Johnson helps OU survive Ball State, 61-59

With an ailing leg and the worst shooting half of her career already in the book, Erica Johnson remained right where she wanted to be and -- as it turned out -- had the Cardinals right where she wanted them. Johnson scorched the nets for 19 second-half points, including 14 in a scintillating third quarter, … Continue reading Back “in the fight,” Johnson helps OU survive Ball State, 61-59

Hooks, the MAC PotY, leads Ohio into conference tournament

Cierra ‘Cece’ Hooks grinned shyly, and you could see here weighing the options in her answer. Minutes after the Ohio University women’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday, Hooks – a senior guard – was asked if she should be the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. “Yeah,” Hooks began. “I mean, … Continue reading Hooks, the MAC PotY, leads Ohio into conference tournament

Thrice as nice: Hooks’ powers OU into MAC tournament

With the game in hand, Ohio University women’s basketball coach Bob Boldon had one pressing question left in the fourth quarter of the Bobcats’ 84-70 regular-season ending win over visiting Miami on Saturday afternoon in the Convo. “Am I going to be the jackass to take her out of the game one steal short of … Continue reading Thrice as nice: Hooks’ powers OU into MAC tournament

Ohio women return to the floor, but drop road loss at Akron

Through the vagaries of the dog-eat-dog nature of the Mid-American Conference this season, the Ohio University women’s basketball team has been able to climb two spots in the league standings over the last 18 days – despite not playing once. The Bobcats returned from an extended COVID-19 break on Tuesday, and saw all the ground … Continue reading Ohio women return to the floor, but drop road loss at Akron

Bobcats bust Broncos behind Hooks, Mace and Burris

Gabby Burris has become accustomed to the every-day-is-an-unknown nature of the 2020-21 season. But the senior forward said the uneasy day-to-day availability of players and coaches has only honed Ohio’s belief in what it does. “We’re trying to expect the unexpected. We know the morals and values of this team, and we’re trying to carry … Continue reading Bobcats bust Broncos behind Hooks, Mace and Burris