COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Fourth-ranked Ohio State continues to play
Jessica Davenport scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds to lead
the Buckeyes to a 75-36 win over Western Illinois on Sunday in the
Buckeye Classic championship.
The Buckeyes (3-0) led 38-13 after the first half, holding
Western Illinois (3-1) to 25 percent shooting from the floor.
Western Illinois made just five of 20 shots in the half.
Ohio State hasn't allowed an opponent to score 40 points this
"Ohio State is the No. 4 (team) in the country for a reason,"
Western Illinois coach Leslie Crane said. "They are a great ball
club. We play teams like them to learn and get better. We will be
fine for the rest of our season in our division."
Despite the early lead Sunday, Davenport said the Buckeyes
offense was a bit erratic.
"But once we got into a rhythm, we played well," said
Davenport, who was named the tournament's MVP.
Ohio State shot 50 percent for the game and scored 24 points off
of 21 turnovers. Kim Wilburn had 12 points and Brandie Hoskins
added 10 for the Buckeyes.
Western Illinois' problems continued in the second half,
shooting just 8-of-23 -- 30.2 percent.
Zane Teilane led Western Illinois with 12 points and six
rebounds. Samantha Greer added six points and three rebounds.