ALLIANCE — Ohio Northern used a stifling defense to post a 58-42 women’s basketball victory at Mount Union on Saturday afternoon at the MAAC Center.
Junior Karissa Steffas scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds and junior Precious Ramsey had career-highs of 10 points and eight boards to lead the Polar Bears (16-5 overall, 12-2 Ohio Athletic Conference).
The Purple Raiders (8-13, 4-10) were led by Isabella Pecchia with 11 points.
Mount Union 86, ONU 79
ADA — Sophomore Joey Hurless, a Van Wert graduate, scored 14 points and dished out a career-high nine assists to lead Ohio Northern at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears fell to 10-11 overall and 5-9 in OAC play, while the Purple Raiders improved to 16-5 on the season and 12-2 in the conference.
Miami U. Hamilton 67,
OSU Lima/Rhodes State College 64
LIMA — Xavier Gross had 15 points and Larry Fuqua scored 14 for the Barons (3-22).
Xavier 78, Providence 69
CINCINNATI — Trevon Bluiett and Jalen Reynolds scored 19 points apiece to help Xavier (15-9, 6-6 Big East) beat Providence (17-7, 7-4).
Cleveland State 88,
Wright State 72
CLEVELAND — Charlie Lee scored 27 points, including going 12 of 12 at the free throw line, to help lead Cleveland State (15-10, 9-2 Horizon League) to a win over Wright State (11-13, 3-7).
Toledo 72, Ball State 61
MUNCIE, Ind. — Julius Brown scored 24 points and Toledo (15-8, 7-3 Mid-American) never trailed as the Rockets beat Ball State (7-14, 2-8).
Ohio 76, Eastern Michigan 73
ATHENS — Javarez Willis scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and Maurice Ndour added 16 points and four blocked shots as Ohio (9-12, 4-6 MAC) survived a frenetic Raven Lee outburst and avenged an earlier loss to Eastern Michigan (14-9, 3-7). The sophomore Lee scored 24 of Eastern Michigan’s 28 points in the last 9:34 as the Eagles rallied from 11 points down to make it a two-point game in the final minute. But Lee, who finished with a season-high 33 points, missed a potential tying 3-pointer at the horn when the shot went wide.
George Washington 65,
Dayton 64, OT
WASHINGTON — Joe McDonald had 19 points Friday night and scored a buzzer-beating putback in overtime to lift George Washington (17-6, 7-3 Atlantic 10) over Dayton (17-5, 7-3).