COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Samantha Prahalis had 25 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes to lead Ohio State (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) to an 84-37 rout of Stony Brook on Friday.
Prahalis equaled her season scoring average of 15 in the first half, despite sitting the final 5 minutes, and the Buckeyes (4-0) forced Stony Brook into missing 24 of its first 26 shots. Ohio State took a 42-12 lead into halftime, the fewest points the Buckeyes have allowed in a first half since leading Longwood 41-9 on Nov. 30, 2006.The Buckeyes scored the game's first 10 points and it was all Prahalis, who had eight points and assisted on the other basket in the opening run. Tayler Hill added 16 points for the Buckeyes, who face LSU at home on Sunday.Jessica Previlon had seven points for Stony Brook (1-4).