Erika Ford scored 13 points and Khaalidah Miller 12 as No. 24
Georgia held off Ohio State 53-49 on Sunday in a meeting of
unbeaten NCAA Tournament regulars.
Miller hit three of her team’s five 3-pointers, including one at
2:19 that extended Georgia lead to 51-45. Ohio State’s Raven
Ferguson scored a putback after an offensive rebound and Ameryst
Alston made two free throws in the final minutes, but the Buckeyes
could not get closer than four.
Alston scored a game-high 22 points for the Buckeyes (3-1),
including six points in the final 6:45. She and Darryce Moore each
scored early as Ohio State led 7-1, and were up 33-29 at the half
on an Alston 3-pointer.
Krista Donald and Miller combined for seven points in one-minute
flurry to put the Lady Bulldogs up for good at 40-33 with 16:12 to
play. Donald finished with 10 points and 16 rebounds.