#10 Ohio State Foils Illinois Trap 96-84

Written January 22nd, 2012 by Charles

Prahalis scored 10 of her 28 points in the final five minutes to key Ohio State's victory.

After two straight wins over teams that are contenders for the Big Ten title, today’s game against Illinois had all the makings of a trap game for Ohio State. The Illini came into the game winless in the conference and tied for last place. That winless record was a bit deceiving however as Illinois had already given scares to ranked Purdue and Penn State; in fact, the Illini had only been outscored in regulation by 11 points in their last 5 games combined.

The game opened as a back and forth affair as the two teams traded baskets. Illinois held a 15-14 lead about eight minutes into the game when Ohio State scored 11 straight to take a 25-15 lead. The Illini responded with an 11 to 5 run to cut the lead to 30-26 with just over six minutes remaining in the half. The two teams traded baskets for the rest of the half with the Buckeyes able to stretch their lead to 44-36 as the horn sounded for intermission.

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  1. JoeNo Gravatar
    January 22nd, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    It was great to see a nice size crowd come out and support the girls today. They are having a great season behind Sammy and Tayler.

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    CharlesNo Gravatar
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    It is always nice to see a good sized crowd come out and support the team, I just wish that it happened more often. The team deserves it and this year their style of play is definitely explosive and exciting.

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