Ohio won its first game of the season Sunday afternoon in The Convo against American. The Bobcats never lost the lead as they cruised behind Erica Johnson’s triple-double in the 81-69 win.
Here are some key numbers from Ohio’s win in its home opener:
24 — Johnson scored 24 points in the first triple-double in Ohio history and the 13th in Mid-American Conference history. She also had 13 rebounds and 11 assists in her historic performance. The reigning MAC Freshman of the Year is already making a case as to why she is one of the best players for Ohio.
52.6 — Ohio shot 52.6% from the field and 37.5% from beyond the arc against American. This is an improvement from its game against Syracuse in which it shot just over 30%.
39:51 — Ohio led the game for all but nine seconds. Those seconds were when the score was 0-0. The Bobcats refused to let American tie the game even when it got as close as one point in the second quarter. When Ohio needed to score, it gave the ball to Johnson, who carried the team for much of the game.
13 — Caitlyn Kroll scored 13 points off the bench Sunday in relief of Cece Hooks. Hooks was in foul trouble with her fourth foul coming halfway through the third quarter. It is important for the Bobcats to have some bench scoring and depth so when their best players find themselves in trouble, they can still get similar production.
Ohio is at home again Wednesday as it takes on Marshall. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.