Lady Blazers Get Tripped Up in NCCAA Quarterfinals by Trinity Baptist 63-56

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The 5th ranked Trailblazers fell victim to a poor shooting night on Thursday evening as OCU came up short to 4th ranked Trinity Baptist College from Florida by a score of 63-56.

The first half was a closesly contested matchup.  The first 20 minutes proved to be a defensive struggle on both ends of the floor.  With neither team finding their shooting touch, OCU was able to go into halftime with a 28-27 advantage.

The OCU shooting woes continued into the second half.  Trinity was able to make a run and gain momentum and slip ahead in the closing minutes in what proved to be a very physical game.

Ohio Christian won the battle of the boards 49-43.  OCU shot a dismal 19 of 79 from the field for 24.1%.  The Blazers also went 4 of 29 from three point range for 13.8%.

The Blazers were led by Kara Zwick who went 7 of 15 from the field for 16 points.  Asia Woodson also tossed in 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.  Senior Shebly Roe added 11 points for OCU.  Freshman Olivia Davis grabbed a team high 12 rebounds.

OCU will now face 8th seeded North Central University at 2:00 PM on Friday in the consolation bracket.  North Central lost to top seeded Maranatha Baptist on Thursday by a score of 84-45.

photos courtesy of Sean Duffy Photography