Around the Oval is Eleven Warriors' weekly love letter to Ohio State sports that don't get the coverage they should.
Ferguson records first career double-double
It was a quieter week around the oval, as Buckeye students wrapped up finals week and headed home for winter break. While the men's basketball team cruised to a pair of easy wins, the women's team battled to a 1-1 record on the week, defeating Army and losing to Cincinnati.
On Friday night, the Lady Buckeyes defeated Army by a score of 59-56, snapping a three-game losing streak in the process.
After trailing 50-40 with just under seven minutes left, the Bucks went on a 19-6 run to close out the game, not allowing a single basket in the final two minutes.
Ameryst Alston once again led the way for Ohio State with 18 points, while Raven Ferguson added 13 points and 11 rebounds (career-high) en route to the first double-double of her career. Martina Ellerbe also added 10 points and seven rebounds.
On Sunday the Lady Buckeyes traveled to Cincinnati and fell to the Bearcats 64-59. Earning her first start after recording a double-double on Friday, Raven Ferguson scored nine points and added seven boards. Alston and Darryce more chipped in 12 points each and Cait Craft had 10.
The Buckeyes are off for the rest of the week before returning to Value City Arena on Tuesday when they host UT Martin.
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