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Ottawa Snaps Skid Against KWU Women

Mike Hammett - December 7, 2013 7:04 pm

Ottawa took control of the game early, and coasted to a 74-59 win over Kansas Wesleyan in Saturday’s women’s contest at Wilson Field House in Ottawa.

Ottawa sprinted out of the gate to a 10-2 lead on free throws by Amber Ramsey. The Coyotes would pull within five at 12-7, but Ottawa scored nine of the next 11 points to go up 12 at 21-9.

The Coyotes would make another push to cut the lead to five at 23-18 on a bucket by Christian Cassity, but Ottawa answered with a 10-0 run to lead 33-18, and cruised to a 43-27 halftime advantage.

In the second half, the Coyotes picked up the offensive pace, but couldn’t slow Ottawa defensively. The Coyotes would get as close as 12 at 52-40 before Ottawa reopened a 57-40 lead with 12:49 to play on a three-pointer by Mikayla Skidmore.

The Coyotes would cut the gap down to 10 at 69-59 on a basket by Caley Greving, but ran out of time in the 74-59 loss.

The Coyotes shot just 34 percent from the floor and 2-for-20 from three. Cassity and Alecia Smith led the Coyotes with 16 points each.

Freshman Ashley Romig led Ottawa with a career high 23 points, while Amber Ramsey and Skidmore added 11 points apiece. Ottawa shot 46 percent from the floor. The Braves outrebounded the Coyotes 43-32.

The Coyotes drop to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in the KCAC while Ottawa is 4-7 and 1-1. Kansas Wesleyan hosts No. 11 Southwestern on Thursday.