By Michael Stainbrook

 

After Saturday’s game against Toledo, coach Semeka Randall said center Thia Gholson’s absence was a “domino effect” that led to numerous missed assignments on defense for the Bobcats.

Junior Tenishia Benson contributed 10 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes, tying the most playing time she has seen since breaking her orbital bone Jan. 22.

“It’s not the Tenishia Benson we saw earlier (this season), but it was good that we were able to get those points,” Randall said.

Ohio and Toledo combined for only 15 free throws in Saturday’s game. The Bobcats made all of their season-low eight attempts from the line, marking the first time they have made all of their free throws since going 2-for-2 against Navy Nov. 14, 2008.

The Rockets grabbed as many offensive rebounds (16) as Ohio had defensive rebounds. The Bobcats’ 32 boards was the second-lowest total of the season. They have been outrebounded in four straight games after winning the battle on the boards in 11 of the previous 12.