Women’s Basketball Falls to Otterbein on Senior Day

Women’s Basketball Falls to Otterbein on Senior Day

The Muskingum women's basketball team fell, 67-55, on Saturday afternoon against Otterbein on Senior Day.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (6-17 overall, 2-14 Ohio Athletic Conference), Otterbein (15-8 overall, 11-5 Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio – Anne C. Steele Center


 Inside the Numbers

  • Olivia Besancon scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Muskies offense while adding six rebounds and three assists.
  • Alexandra Carson netted 12 points and three steals.
  • Caitlyn Smith chipped in eight points.
  • Stephanie Clark snagged a team-high 11 rebounds and career-high six blocks.
  • Emily Yeager led the reserves with four points and five rebounds.
  • The Muskies shot .293 (17-of-58) from the floor, made two three-pointers, and went 19-for-25 (.760) at the free throw line.
  • Kiersten Taylor led the Cardinals with 18 points, while Dani Kissel chipped in 14 points.
  • Otterbein ended the game shooting .369 (24-of-65) from the field and made four three-pointers, and went 15-for-18 (.833) at the free throw line.

Game Highlights

The Cardinals sparked a 16-5 run in the first six minutes of the first quarter, with Besancon netting the first five points for the Muskies. Muskingum scored four straight points in the final 1:46 to cut the Cardinals lead down to 20-11 at the end of the frame. Otterbein outscored Muskingum 17-11 and shot .471 in the second quarter to take the 37-22 lead at intermission.

Otterbein's offense continued to flow in the third quarter as they took a commanding 52-35 advantage at the end of the frame. The Cardinals held the largest lead in the contest by 22 points, 61-39, with 5:23 left to go in the fourth quarter. Muskingum outscored Otterbein 16-6 in the final five minutes of the frame, but the Cardinals took the victory by 12 points.

 Up Next

  • Muskingum returns to action on Wednesday, February 14 as they play at rival Marietta. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.