Led by 21 points and 10 rebounds from junior guard Quiera Lampkins, Ohio surged to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 75-59 victory over UNCW in the second game of the Seahawks Hampton Inn Christmas Invitational at Trask Coliseum on Friday afternoon.
The win, which was the Bobcats’ third in the last four games, elevated the Bobcats’ record to 6-3 on the season. Meanwhile, UNCW dropped its record to 3-5 after suffering its third loss in the last four games.
Lampkins, who posted her first “double double” of the season, made 9 of 16 shots from the floor and both of her free throw attempts en route to her third consecutive 20-point performance. She also contributed four steals and an assist.
The Bobcats broke away from a 6-6 tie in the opening three minutes of the game by scoring 13 of the next 15 points to take a commanding 19-8 lead they did not relinquish. UNCW battled to close within a 66-57 margin with 3:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, but Ohio secured the victory by scoring 9 of the final 11 points.
Senior guard Kiyanna Black scored a game-high 26 points for the Bobcats, shooting 10-for-18 from the field, including a 5-for-11 effort from long range. She also added five rebounds with a game-high five steals.
The Seahawks were led by junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague, who recorded her first “double double” of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Junior forward Jordan Henry chipped in 14 points with seven rebounds, while junior guard Amber Reeves scored 10 points with six rebounds.