Ohio State Women's Basketball Wins Their Second in a Row, Dropping Penn State 80-70 As Dorka Juhasz Dominates

By Johnny Ginter on January 12, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Ohio State Women's Basketball forward Dorka Juhasz
Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

No letdown here.

Coming off of a 78-69 upset of No. 24 Michigan, Ohio State women's basketball kept rolling with an 80-70 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in Columbus on Sunday.

The game was a close, back-and-forth affair until halfway through the second quarter, when forward Dorka Juhasz hit a three to put the Buckeyes up 20-17. Ohio State kept the lead for the rest of the game, Juhasz leading the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds.

Penn State had a better field goal percentage (50% to 44%) and more made free throws (11 to 10) than the Buckeyes, but Ohio State made 10 threes and took advantage of 12 steals, part of 22 Penn State turnovers during the game. They also got help from their non-starters; Kierstan Bell added 17 points in just 15 minutes of playing time, and in total the bench added 32 points to the winning effort.

The loss drops Penn State to 7-9 on the season and 1-4 in the Big Ten, while Ohio State improves to 10-6 and 3-2 in the conference. Next up for the Buckeyes is an away game in East Lansing on the 16th against the 8-7 Spartans, and hopefully Juhasz and company can keep this train rolling.

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