The Ohio State women’s basketball team won the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship with a 79-55 victory over East Carolina. Jacy Sheldon led the Buckeyes with 20 points, while Taylor Thierry contributed 14 points and eight rebounds.
Ohio State started strong, scoring the first 10 points of the game and maintaining a 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, East Carolina’s Synia Johnson led a comeback in the second quarter, scoring eight of her 14 points to bring ECU within 38-32 at halftime.
Despite ECU’s efforts, Ohio State came out on top in the second half, scoring 11 of the first 13 points to take a commanding lead of 49-34. Rebeka Mikulasikova added 12 points to Ohio State’s total, while Cotie McMahon and Rikki Harris each scored 11 for Ohio State. ECU’s Johnson and Amiya Joyner scored 14 and 12 points respectively.
The game also saw several technical fouls, including an ejection for ECU’s Jade Tillman after a hard foul in the third quarter. Despite these interruptions, Ohio State maintained its double-digit advantage throughout the game and emerged victorious with a convincing score of