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Ohio gaurd Erica Johnson drives toward the basket with pressure from Akron gaurd Kendall Miller during the Bobcat 70-57 victory in the Convo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (FILE)

Women's Basketball: Numbers to know from Ohio's 75-65 win over Eastern Michigan

Ohio picked up a solid 75-65 road win Wednesday night against Eastern Michigan. The win improved the Bobcats to 14-7 and 7-3 in the Mid American Conference. The Bobcats were pushed a few times throughout the game but led the entire time. 

Here are the numbers that mattered in Ohio’s road win Wednesday night. 

4 Four different Bobcats posted double-digit scoring totals. Erica Johnson led the way with 20 points. Gabby Burris, who reached double-digits for the first time since Jan.22, exploded for 19 points. Cece Hooks finished with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting and Amani Burke added 13 points. 

It was one of the most well-balanced games the Bobcats have played in a while. Eastern Michigan struggled most of the night to keep up with the variety of scoring from the Bobcats starting lineup. 

7 – The win gave Ohio its seventh conference win of the season. Ohio currently holds a two-game lead for first place in the MAC East over Kent State. The Bobcats will be able to extend that lead when they play the Golden Flashes on Saturday. If Ohio continues this pace the Bobcats will win their second consecutive MAC East title and earn an automatic bid to Cleveland for the MAC Tournament. The Bobcats also recorded seven steals in their win over the Eagles. 

39 – The Bobcats as a team shot 26-of-66 from the field (39 percent). That number isn’t awful, but it certainly isn’t great. After the Central Michigan loss on Saturday, coach Bob Boldon challenged his team to be more efficient.

The mix of looking for the best shot while players try to take the shots they feel most comfortable with will continue to cause growing pains, though. No. 39 also was the number of rebounds the Bobcats finished with. In the end, Ohio was out-rebounded by the MAC’s fourth-best rebounding team 46-39. 

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