OCU Lady Oaks suffer fifth loss of season

Updated: Dec. 12, 2016 at 9:30 PM CST
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OAKLAND CITY, IN (WFIE) - The Lady Oaks fell to 2-5 on the year, losing 97-73 to the Prairie Stars of the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Chelsea Jellison led the way for the Oaks, shooting 4-10 from the field, including 1-5 from beyond the arc, posting 14 points. Maddison Ubelhor added 13, followed by Aricka Prentice's 11 point effort.

The Prairie Stars were led in scoring by Destiny Ramsey, who managed 19 counters. Shelbi Patterson chipped in with 18, while Caroline Kelty had a double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Syerra Cunningham also had a double-double, notching 13 counters and hauling in 11 missed shots.

For the game, OCU shot 23-74 (31.1%) from the field, including 6-22 (27.3%) from beyond the arc. UI-S made 37-76 (48.7%) of their shots, going 3-11 (27.3%) from long range. The Oaks made 21-23 (91.3%) from the foul line, compared to 20-30 (66.7%) for the Stars.

OCU was out rebounded in the game 52-43, including a 20-19 deficit on the offensive glass. Both teams had 20 turnovers, while the Stars handed out 13 assists, three more than the host Oaks.

Next up for the OCU women is a Wednesday night matchup against Ohio University-Lancaster, in the Johnson Center, at 6:00 pm.

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