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No. 11 Ohio State defeats Washington State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Samantha Prahalis overcame a slow start to spark a second-half run and No. 11 Ohio State surged to a 79-57 basketball victory over Washington State on Thursday night.

Prahalis, averaging 17.8 points, had two in the first 20 minutes as the Buckeyes (13-0) clung to a 40-35 halftime lead. She had six points in the opening 4 minutes after the break then hit her second 3-pointer with 11:38 left to spark a 17-1 spurt that gave the Buckeyes a 70-45 lead.

Tayler Hill led Ohio State with 21 points while Prahalis finished with 20 points and 10 assists.

Carly Noyes scored 15 for the Cougars (6-6) and Jazmine Perkins added 11 points and 15 rebounds for Washington State’s first double-double of the season.

The turning point came in the last 30 seconds of the first half when Ohio State turned a one-point deficit into a five-point lead at halftime.

 Washington St. (6-6)—Romberg 2-11 0-0 4, Noyes 7-9 1-2 15, Amojo 1-7 0-0 2, Presley 3-6 2-2 10, Perkins 4-14 1-1 11, Cook 1-3 0-0 2, Adzasu 0-3 1-2 1, Grad 1-2 0-0 3, Kelley 0-1 0-0 0, Tarnowski 3-4 0-2 6, Dheensaw 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Potter 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 23-68 6-11 57.

Ohio St. (13-0)—Beach 2-5 1-2 5, Adams 3-5 0-1 6, Stokes 3-6 2-3 8, Hill 8-15 2-2 21, Prahalis 6-13 6-8 20, Honeycutt 0-1 0-0 0, Kynard 2-2 2-2 7, Dobranic 0-1 0-0 0, Moore 2-5 4-5 8, Ellerbe 1-3 0-0 2, Scullion 0-1 2-2 2, Ferguson 0-4 0-0 0, Harmon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-61 19-25 79.

Halftime—Ohio St. 40-35. 3-Point Goals—Washington St. 5-20 (Presley 2-3, Perkins 2-6, Grad 1-1, Kelley 0-1, Cook 0-1, Romberg 0-4, Amojo 0-4), Ohio St. 6-17 (Hill 3-8, Prahalis 2-6, Kynard 1-1, Honeycutt 0-1, Ferguson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington St. 45 (Perkins 15), Ohio St. 40 (Beach 8). Assists—Washington St. 12 (Noyes 3), Ohio St. 16 (Prahalis 10). Total Fouls—Washington St. 22, Ohio St. 14. Technical—Moore. A—3,120.



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