Led by our fearless leader, Sharon Versyp, the Purdue Women’s Basketball squad grind out a win in their Big Ten opener today in Columbus taking down the Buckeyes by a score of 66-50.
Sophomore guard Kayana Traylor led the team in scoring with 15 points on 3-5 shooting from the field including a 3-4 mark from behind the arc, and going a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe while also adding 3 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.
Along with Traylor, the other big performer from the game was Senior guard Dominique Oden who chipped in 12 points on 4-6 shooting with 8 rebounds and 2 assists.
Those two were huge reasons why the Boilermakers were able to come out of Columbus with a win as the trio of Tamara Farquhar, Ae’rianna Harris and Karissa McLaughlin all struggled shooting today combining for just 28% from the field (8-28).
McLaughlin has struggled to score in the last two games scoring just 5 points in the win against Bowling Green a week ago and 9 points in the win today. We will be sure to see her back to her normal ways heading into the new year.
The Boilermakers were superb defensively today holding Ohio State to just 31% shooting from the field (19-60) and 25% from three point range (5-20). The team did not shoot particularly well themselves but showed that they can lock down on defense if shots are’t falling.
This win brings the Boilermakers to 10-3 on the season and 1-0 to start the Big Ten slate. They are currently on a 3 game winning streak with wins over Western Kentucky, Bowling Green and Ohio State after the loss at the hands of South Carolina.
They will look to extend their winning streak in Madison when they take on an 8-3 Wisconsin team at 4:00 pm on New Year’s Eve.