No. 13 Ohio St. 84, Canisius 41

Tayler Hill scored 21 points and Samantha Prahalis had 20 to

help No. 13 Ohio State beat Canisius 84-41 Saturday.

The Buckeyes worked the ball inside and scored 34 points in the

paint compared to eight for Canisius (3-5). They also totaled 16

assists

Ohio State’s 8-0 record ties the 2009-10 team for the best start

in coach Jim Foster’s 10 seasons at the school and the Buckeyes

have won 16 of their past 17 games with the only loss to Tennessee

in the 2011 NCAA Dayton Regional in March.

Jen Morabito made four three-pointers to lead Canisius with 12

points.

The Golden Griffins opened the scoring on a 3 by Morabito 39

seconds after the tipoff while the game was played in auxiliary

lighting because of a malfunction. When the full lighting came on

shortly thereafter, the Buckeyes reeled off 18 straight points over

6 1/2 minutes.