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Oilers Snap Losing Streak | Win 85-70

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Findlay, Ohio- The University of Findlay women's basketball team welcomed the Ohio Dominican University Panthers to Croy Gymnasium for a Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) matchup. A dominant second half from the Oilers gave them a 85-70 win Saturday, Jan. 28. The win breaks Findlay's eleven game losing streak that dates back to Dec. 13. The Oilers improved to a 5-16 overall record and 2-11 in conference play. Meanwhile, the Panthers move to 6-13 on the season and 3-9 in the conference.

The first quarter was back-and-forth as Findlay and Ohio Dominican both scored 18 in the opening ten minutes. The Oilers started to pull away midway through the second quarter as they went on a 7-0 run to take a 29-22 lead, one in which the Oilers never relinquished. The Panthers cut the lead back to four entering halftime, putting the Oilers ahead just 42-38.

Findlay's defense came alive in the third quarter, forcing six turnovers by the Panthers and holding them to just twelve points. The Oilers were then able to run away with the game in the final quarter, they took their largest lead at the five minute mark as they led by 15. Ohio Dominican would try to rally but it was the Oilers who came out on top.

On the day, the Oilers connected on 28-of-63 (.444) from the floor including only 2-of-16 (.125) from deep. Meanwhile, the Panthers hit 24-of-57 (.421) from the floor and 10-of-24 (.417) from beyond the arc. Findlay dominated the Panthers in the paint, outscoring them 48-26. The boards went in favor of the Oilers as they grabbed 43 rebounds to the Panther's 27.

Leading the Oilers was junior Kate Ellis. Ellis scored 22 points going 5-of-10 from the floor and making an impressive 12 free throws. She also grabbed seven rebounds and recorded three assists.

Freshman Alyssa Ziehler played a good game, as well, scoring 12 points and corralling seven rebounds. Senior Serena Sammarone also reached the 12 point mark as she was 4-of-5 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.

Also reaching double-figure scoring was sophomore Chloe Callahan who recorded ten points with five rebounds. Leading the Oilers in rebounding was junior Valerie Muhlenkamp who grabbed ten. 

The Oilers will be back in action as they travel to Lake Erie to take on the Storm on Feb. 2 at 5:30pm.