Nelsonville,OH -- The Hocking College women’s basketball team (0-2,0-1 OCCAC) hit the court for only the second time in the young season and fell, 101-58, to Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) foe Lakeland CC (6-1, 2-0 OCCAC) out of Kirtland, Ohio.
The opening quarter went back and forth with the Hawks keeping the game close, The Lakers held a slim two-point advantage, 27-25, at the end of the first quarter. The Lakers out-scored the Hawks by 10 in the second quarter to take a 45-31 lead into halftime. The Lakers exploded in the second half to outscore Hawks, 56-27, to make the final score, 101-58.
The Lady Hawks were led by freshman guard Peyton Campbell who scored a team- high 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting, with 3 three-pointers and went 4-of-6 from the free throw line. She added four rebounds and an assist. Freshman forward Jasmine Manuel added 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting with a three-pointer and went 2-of-8 from the free throw line.
As a team, Hocking shot a disappointing 22-of-64 from the floor (34%) and was 10-of 20 from the free throw line. The Hawks were outrebounded, 33-24, and committed 19 turnovers to Lakeland’s 11.
The Lakers finished with five players scoring in double figures and were led by Rayonna Peterson who scored a game-high 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting with 1-of-2 at the free throw line. Makayla Cooper came off the bench to add 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting and made 3-of-4 from behind the arc. She added six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Hocking’s next game is at Ohio University-Lancaster at 5:30pm on December 4th. It will be the first of seven road games in December before the next home game on Jan. 8.
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