COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Capital University women's basketball team battled Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein University Saturday afternoon in the Capital Center. The Crusaders were led by Regan Stonerock's career-high 16 points, in the 59-50 loss.
Freshman Regan Stonerock (Westfall, Ohio) recorded a career-high 16 points, while shooting 7-for-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe. She added five steals, five rebounds and one assist.
In the first quarter, sophomore Rachel Horn (Millersburg, Ohio) scored seven of Capital's nine points.
Despite trailing 10-9 after one quarter, Capital held Otterbein to shooting 21.4 percent from the floor and zero percent from 3-point range, 0-for-3.
The Cardinals started the second quarter with an 8-0 run, led by Dani Kissel with four points.
Stonerock scored eight of the teams 12 points in the second quarter, including a jumper with two seconds left in the half. Cap trailed 30-21 at the half.
Otterbein started the third quarter with a 9-0 run, extending its lead to 39-21 with 5:51 left in the third.
With 5:51 left in the third quarter, Otterbein led by 18 points. The Crusaders responded with a 13-5 run to close out the third stanza and cut the Cardinals lead to 44-36.
Senior Colleen Fondessy (Fostoria, Ohio) led all scoring in the third with points. She added an assist, a rebound, and a block shot.
In the fourth quarter, Capital was led by freshman Cassidy Bosch (Logan, Ohio/ Logan) who scored five of the teams last 10 points of the game.
For the game, the Crusaders defense held the Cardinals to shooting just 36 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the arc. Capital also forced 19 turnovers and converted them into 14 points.
Otterbein held the advantage in points in the paint, 26-18, and in fast-break points, 8-4. The Cardinals had the upper hand, outrebounding Cap, 45-31.
Otterbein was led by Kiersten Taylor with 14 points and eight rebounds. Abby Miduri chipped in with 11 points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal.
The Crusaders bench stepped up tonight doubling the Cardinals bench and outscoring them 33-15. Stonerock (16) and Horn (10) combined for 26 of the teams 33 bench points.
Stonerock produced a game-high 16 points, while adding five boards, five steals, and one assist. Fondessy racked up 13 points, three assists, two blocks and one rebound. Horn finished with 10 points, three rebounds and one assist.
With the loss, Capital falls to 3-4 overall and 0-3 in OAC play. The Crusaders return to action Saturday, Dec. 17, as they play host to the Yellow Jackets of Baldwin Wallace University. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.