The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team (4-11, 2-0 MAC) led wire to wire after opening the game on a 19-4 run and remained perfect in Mid-American Conference play with a 73-36 domination of Ohio University on Sunday at Alumni Arena.
All 10 healthy players played at least 10 minutes and nine scored. They also took down a season-high 61 rebounds.
UB held a double-digit lead for most of the game, and its 37-point margin of victory was its largest since a 92-38 win over Youngstown State on Dec. 13, 2009. It was also UB’s largest margin of victory ever against a MAC opponent.
“Defensively our goal is to hold teams under 59 points and at halftime I challenged our team to hold the opponent to under 45 points and they responded,” said coach Felisha Legette-Jack.
The Bulls finished with four players in double figures, led by 16 points from freshman Rachael Gregory, who added nine rebounds and three steals. Mackenzie Loesing continued her strong play with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in just 22 minutes. Fellow freshman Karin Moss added 11 points and two steals. Redshirt junior Cherridy Thornton made her second career start and finished with 10 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots.
The UB rebound total was the most since a 62-board game against Niagara Dec. 11, 2004.
Next for the Bulls will be a 7 p.m. road game on Wednesday at Kent State.