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

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

Hooks hits 2K, Bobcats bomb away at Ball State

It was a shot the Cardinals dared her to take all night. But Cece Hooks wasn’t about to back down. Hooks swished a left-side 3-pointer late in the third quarter on Wednesday night as the Bobcats crushed host Ball State, 88-66, inside Worthen Arena at Muncie, Ind. The bucket also gave Ohio’s senior guard an … Continue reading Hooks hits 2K, Bobcats bomb away at Ball State

Burris finishes the job as Ohio downs Kent State, 85-70

Mid-American Conference officials did something no team has been able to do of late on Wednesday night as Ohio played host to Kent State in the Convocation Center. They slowed down Cece Hooks. But the Bobcats kept plugging along anyway. Ohio senior forward Gabby Burris had a season-high 22 points as the Bobcats knocked off … Continue reading Burris finishes the job as Ohio downs Kent State, 85-70

Hooks does it again as OU hammers Akron, 85-55

Cece Hooks’ onslaught on the Mid-American Conference continued Saturday as the Bobcats dismantled visiting Akron 85-55 inside the Convocation Center. Unfortunately for Ohio, so did the assault on the depth chart. Cece Hooks (left), seen here earlier this month, had 31 points in 30 minutes to lead Ohio to an 85-55 win over Akron on … Continue reading Hooks does it again as OU hammers Akron, 85-55

Ohio falls short in bid for fourth-straight comeback

The Bobcats’ hopes of winning the Mid-American Conference regular season took a hit on Wednesday with a 69-66 loss at Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich. The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Ohio (8-5, 6-4 MAC), which fell into a tie with EMU (9-6, 6-4) for seventh place in the conference standings. Kent State … Continue reading Ohio falls short in bid for fourth-straight comeback

Hooks’ 38 points powers Ohio comeback at WMU

In short, there was no way Cece Hooks was going to let her team lose on Saturday. Sure, she was missing her partner as junior guard Erica Johnson wasn’t available due to a head injury suffered on Wednesday. Then sophomore guard Peyton Guice, another starter and good perimeter defender, went down with a serious knee … Continue reading Hooks’ 38 points powers Ohio comeback at WMU

A comeback for the ages as Ohio stuns Buffalo

A week ago, Kaylee Bambule missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left in overtime as her Ohio Bobcats lost an 88-85 decision to visiting Ball State. Redemption came seven later. Bambule, a fourth-year junior, bagged a go-ahead 3-pointer from the right corner with 11.4 seconds left as Ohio staged an improbable late fourth-quarter comeback to … Continue reading A comeback for the ages as Ohio stuns Buffalo